Re: Apple boredom
There are still plenty of new car technologies creeping in. We got rid of our 2017 Jeep Cherokee, and our replacement this week has:
Both seats electric (old one only drivers side was)
Heated AND vented seats (wife no longer has to complain that I put on a blast of aircon when we get into the car, and I no longer have to feel like I'll be sweaty otherwise)
Automatic dimming of the mirrors when bright lights (eg., highbeam) shine on us from behind
Cruise control that actually works - eg., set the speed and it sticks to it, both up and down hill, unlike the old model that sped up past the limit you set on downward slopes
Adaptive cruise control - can also set the distance to keep from the car in front and the car automatically speeds up and slows down (to a stop) as necessary
Automatic dimming of high beam when there is a car coming towards you
Lane control - automatically steer you back into the lane if you drift (could be improved on)
Crash alert - warns you if you are looking like you are about to hit a car in front
Much better detection of objects around the car when moving at slow speed
A boot that opens and closes through a simple foot gesture
Warning on the mirrors (orange triangle) that lights up when there is something in your blind spot, to warn you to be careful if you want to change lane (eg., car creeping up from either side)
Probably quite a few less obvious others - the engine seems a lot more responsive, stereo has improved, etc etc.
Next lot of big changes will be around self driving and electric driving distance. Pure electric range for local conditions is not quite there yet (needs to be at least 500km on open highway before we bite).