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These are the 10 most useless features in cars

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      Car makers have worked hard
    to pack their models with the latest generation of in-car
    tech in recent years.
  
  
    Many of these new fangled features are really helpful
    and provide consumers greater levels of safety, comfort, and
    connectivity.
  
  
    Features such as adaptive cruise control, advanced
    camera systems, and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto integration have a
    great benefit to drivers.
  
  
    There are also features that are less useful like
    gesture control, social media integration, and electronic air
    vents. 
  
  
    
      Visit
    Business Insider's homepage for more stories.
    
  

  Automotive technology has improved by leaps and bounds in recent
  years. With the booming auto sales in the US, carmakers are
  scrambling to pack their offerings with feature content as a way
  to compete for customers.

  Radios have been replaced with infotainment systems while the
  trusty park brake lever has been replaced by an electric switch. 

  
    Read more: Here are the 15 cars people love
  to drive for a long time - and they're all from Toyota, Honda,
  and Subaru.

  Many of these new fangled features are really helpful and provide
  consumers greater levels of safety, comfort, and connectivity.

  Features like adaptive cruise control, blind spot warning, and
  360-degree camera systems have all made driving safer and a bit
  less stressful. At the same time, AppleCarplay and Android Auto
  integration, as well as 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot capability, allows
  drivers to be more connected to the outside world. 

  
    Read more:
  
    We drove a $32,000 Subaru
  Forester that rivals the Honda CR-V and the Toyota RAV4. Here are
  its coolest features.

  However, there are some features that are less helpful. Some of
  these features are well-intentioned but unsuccessful attempts to
  integrate new technology into the cars while others can be
  chalked up to poorly designed interior layouts. 

  Here is a closer look at 10 of the most useless features in cars
  today:

  • Car makers have worked hard to pack their models with the latest generation of in-car tech in recent years.
  • Many of these new fangled features are really helpful and provide consumers greater levels of safety, comfort, and connectivity.
  • Features such as adaptive cruise control, advanced camera systems, and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto integration have a great benefit to drivers.
  • There are also features that are less useful like gesture control, social media integration, and electronic air vents.
  • Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.

Automotive technology has improved by leaps and bounds in recent years. With the booming auto sales in the US, carmakers are scrambling to pack their offerings with feature content as a way to compete for customers.

Radios have been replaced with infotainment systems while the trusty park brake lever has been replaced by an electric switch.

Read more: Here are the 15 cars people love to drive for a long time - and they're all from Toyota, Honda, and Subaru.

Many of these new fangled features are really helpful and provide consumers greater levels of safety, comfort, and connectivity.

Features like adaptive cruise control, blind spot warning, and 360-degree camera systems have all made driving safer and a bit less stressful. At the same time, AppleCarplay and Android Auto integration, as well as 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot capability, allows drivers to be more connected to the outside world.

Read more: We drove a $32,000 Subaru Forester that rivals the Honda CR-V and the Toyota RAV4. Here are its coolest features.

However, there are some features that are less helpful. Some of these features are well-intentioned but unsuccessful attempts to integrate new technology into the cars while others can be chalked up to poorly designed interior layouts.

Here is a closer look at 10 of the most useless features in cars today:

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