What's The Best New Non-Intrusive Car Technology?

On Friday we stirred up some controversy with our list of the 25 Most Redundant Car Technologies. But not all tech is bad. What's the best non-intrusive car technology?

If we're following Colin Chapman's advice to "simplify and add lightness" then we're going with carbon fiber. How do you get simpler than carbon? It's the fourth most abundant element in the universe and it's the basis for most known life forms. Even better, carbon fiber is extremely light and also extremely strong. It's allowed automotive designers to shed weight without having to sacrifice anything but price. It's a completely welcome and unobtrusive automotive advancement ruined only by people putting laminated carbon fiber sheets on regular car parts and pretending like they're awesome. Other than this occasional lameness, and the Mansory Chopster, we think it's grand. You have any better ideas?

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