Future vehicle tech, available NOW! Part 2

Part 2 of our series outlines some really amazing things that make us glad  we live in a time where vehicle manufacturers have pushed the limits of technology to provide us with not only time-saving and ultra-cool features, but those that can improve the safety of both drivers and passengers. Our last list featured technology that improved visibility among other things. Part 2 is going to make you wonder if you've stepped onto the set of the newest Star Wars movie.
  • Prevent road fatigue with NASA-approved car seats.  Road trips give you a case of "brick-butt"?  Manufacturer Nissan and NASA worked together to develop "zero gravity" seats. The force a natural posture to reduce fatigue while supporting your muscles and spine with appropriate cushioning. Ahhh.
  • We've blogged about this new feature in Buick before, but it's worth mentioning again: seats that can give you a massage and feature heat or cooling. These seats kind of make us look forward to 5am workouts just so we can get a warm massage in the car aftwards.
  •  Military-grade aluminum. By using aluminum that's been designed for use by the military, vehicles are stronger, but surprisingly lighter. Use of this material means vehicles have more durability, better fuel efficiency and greater ease of control.
  • Lane-keep assist. GM has been the industry leader in producing vehicles that have brakes and cameras to keep you in the center of the lane.
  • Traffic-light sensors that count down to the next green light. We're all busy. It seems the world is speeding up and there isn't anything any of us can do to slow it down. To cope, manufacturers are developing tools to help us manage our time more efficiently. That's where these sensors come in. According to the NHSTA, Americans spend at least 38 hours a year dealing with traffic jams and red lights. According to auto manufacturer Audi, they will be introducing a traffic light information system which indicates how long until the next green light. They will apparently advise you how fast or slow you should drive to get to the next green light.
These are truly awe-inspiring features that we can't wait to see, and we're not done! We've got several more cool new features to outline in our next blog post!