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Top 5 Biggest Vehicle Innovations of the 2000s

on August 18, 2021

Top 5 Biggest Vehicle Innovations of the 2000s

on August 18, 2021

The 2000s were a largely innovative time in vehicle history. They were consistently thinking of things that would benefit the driver, and make the experience easier. While every vehicle manufacturer made their mark on history with their ideas, they all came together to create the vehicles we drive today. 

Let’s explore some of the most influential inventions of the 2000s, and go through how they helped to create the kind of cars we are used to today!

  1. Dual Clutch Transmission

This type of transmission is also known as a twin-clutch transmission. DCT became widespread and popular in the 2003 Volkswagen Golf R32. This kind of transmission ended up being more popular in vehicles than hydraulic automatic transmission. 

While this innovation was invented in the 1980s, it was refabricated to be better and more efficient in the 2000s. It also became mainstream to include this kind of transmission in the vehicles being produced. 

This kind of transmission has – you guessed it – two clutches. This kind of transmission allows for easier and quicker shifting between gears. The transmissions work together to always be prepared for a quick shift. 

  1. Advanced Turbocharging

Turbocharging, in general, reduces smoke emissions, improves torque, and improves fuel economy at lower speeds. Although this kind of engine feature is found in larger diesel engines, the 2000s showed that they could also be found in smaller ones. 

Many high-powered cars were instilled with this kind of engine and showed the world that advanced turbocharging in smaller cars was a great way to get from 0 to 100 in a quick time. 

  1. Tire Pressure Monitoring

Tire pressure monitoring, also known as the TPMS in a car, is a small sensor that is located inside of each tire. It senses the amount of air pressure inside of them and notifies you of too much or too little tire pressure. 

It is extremely helpful, especially when driving. You can’t exactly tell your tire pressure while you are driving the car, but with this innovative technology, it is easy to see exactly when there is an issue. 

  1. Rear View Backup Cameras

Rearview cameras are one of the best and safest inventions for backing up. Not only does it help to tell where you are going as accurately as possible, but it also helps to get an up-close and personal view of the world from your bumper. 

Don’t have a lot of space for other cars to park? The rearview backup camera is there to help you get a close look at where you are in comparison to your walls, your garage door, or even another car. 

  1. GPS Satellite Navigation

It is never a safe idea to look at your phone while you are driving. Navigation systems are not excluded in that. It can be hard to get directions from a GPS located on your phone when you constantly have to look at it. 

In the 2000s, GPS navigation slowly became implemented into vehicles so that you don’t have to worry about looking down at your cellular device again. At least you should look at it while driving again. 

Conclusion

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