Top new car tech options and tips to see if they're right for you

Josh Smith
In-dash motion detector
In-dash motion detector

It used to be that new car options where limited to trim packages, color and some comfort or convenience factors. But picking out a new car today is almost like building your own computer, thanks to all the in-car entertainment and navigation options available. Just as many consumers buy more computer than they need, many people buy more car than they are really going to use, too.

We tracked down Shawn Tucker, an auto analyst from AutoTrader.com, who knows the ins and outs of the car industry to find out what new options to look for when you are buying a car and how to make sure you don't buy an option you won't ever use.