situated on or relating to the inside of something; inner.
The seat of a car is the major point of contact between the driver or passenger and the car. Most car seats are made of inexpensive materials that are durable and strong like polyester. However, more premium cars are made of material like leather. The seat provides comfort, even security for the passenger. A seat can greatly determine a persons experience in a car.
Cars can also have luxury features. Of those include seat warmers, seat coolers, air conditioning, screens massages and pockets. Although most of these features are reserved for premium cars, all cars have pockets behind them. A lot of family cars have screens behind the two front seats to provide digital entertainment and many cars have seat warmers. All of these features are designed to make the passenger more comfortable and happy.
The steering wheel is used to control the steering system and the direction of the vehicle and comprises a linkage system to direct the vehicle, through the front wheels. But there is more to using the steering wheel than most people consider. Something called power steering has now been introduced into all modern cars. Modern cars can often be big and heavy, which makes steering at slow speeds very difficult. Before power steering, turning the wheel of a car was incredibly difficult because you had to fight against the friction of the ground and the weight of the car.
As electronics have become smaller, cheaper, and more popular in passenger vehicles, advances in steering wheel buttons have taken driving safety even further, too. There are many buttons and sticks on and behind the steering wheels. Buttons on the wheel control things like cruise control, where you can take your foot off the pedal and still be going at a constant speed. Cruise control is used when driving on long straight highways. There are also buttons to raise or lower the volume on the radio and to answer or finish a phone call. Steering wheels also have airbags in them that automatically deploy in case of crashes.
A car dashboard has many functions. Modern cars can divided into three parts, the gauges, the digital display and the glove box. The glove box takes up perhaps the largest area but has the least uses. It is normally in front of the seats next to the driver, a drop down drawer. The gauge is probably the most important part of the dashboard. Car dashboard gauges include: the speedometer, tachometer, fuel gauge, temperature gauge and odometer. These all have different uses, all important in keeping the driver informed on how the car is running. They are typically located on the dashboard directly in front of the steering wheel.
The digital display also has many uses, although not many are essential. They include advanced features, such as cameras to help drivers back up, jacks for mp3 devices, global positioning systems (GPS), digital music players, radios and Internet access. Of these, the most commonly used are the GPS, radio and cameras.
The centre console of a car consists of two main parts, the gear stick and the storage compartment. The console is located between the two front seats. A traditional automatic gear stick has a PRNDS layout—P for park, R for reverse, N for neutral, D for drive, and S for sport mode. Cars are also losing the gear stick by shift knobs, which is sleeker and smaller, similar to a computer mouse. Increasingly, center consoles include a wide variety of storage compartments and cup holders, some of them with a refrigerator.
The centre console also acts as a handy arm rest for passengers. Some cars include additional rear center console, which commonly includes entertainment and climate system controls, auxiliary power outlets, and sometimes window controls when these are not in the doors.
The storage compartment of the centre console is just a storage area with power outlets, handy for spare change and your phone and wallet.
Commonly called a boot, but also referred to as a trunk or storage compartment, the boot of a car is almost always located at the back of the car. The reason for this is because most cars have their engines at the front. For the select few cars with engines at the back, like sports cars, the boot is at the front. The cars with the biggest boots are SUV's and Utes, as well as trucks and vans.
The boot has just one primary purpose, as storage for its passengers. However, in a hidden compartment of the boot in almost every car you can find a spare wheel, jack and a wrench. Some modern cars have sensors either inside the boot or under the car that automatically closes the boot. This is because sometimes your hands are full, and it is convenient and easy to close the boot that way.
Boots also have handy lights to help its users see in the dark and can also be accessed from inside the car, buy folding down the back seat. In SUV's, the boot can also be accessed by just reaching over the back seats.