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Chevrolet-Sponsored Survey Reveals Stressors on Family Road Trips

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With Thanksgiving just one week away, your thoughts are probably turned towards holiday gatherings with family and friends. While visiting with loved ones can be enjoyable, there’s no doubt that the family road trips to get to those locations can be stressful.

Chevrolet just published the results of a survey that The Harris Poll performed on its behalf. The study involved 1,063 American parents with children younger than 18 years old. Participants were evaluated on various aspects of the family road trip.

The Results

Two out of three parents said that traffic was the top stressor on family road trips. However, technology (or the lack thereof) to engage their children on the trip was a significant stressor. A total 31% of parents claimed how hard it was to keep their kids entertained. In fact, the survey uncovered that on average, families bring 6.6 mobile devices with them in the vehicle to help make family journeys more pleasant.


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Tech for the Road

Exactly which connectivity perks do modern families desire the most for road trips? The survey found that 56% of parents believed that built-in Wi-Fi was a key factor in contributing to a happy driving experience for both them and their children. More than half of parents who did have Wi-Fi in the vehicles stated that, because of this convenient feature, they are more likely to take more frequent or longer road trips.

2018 Chevrolet Equinox interior

The tech-savvy interior of the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox

Chevrolet’s Solutions

Automakers like Chevrolet are helping to put the fun back into family road trips for many Americans. Its models include amenities such as 4G LTE Wi-Fi, Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™, as well as USB ports to help keep your gadgets functioning at full power.

Whether you own a Chevy or another vehicle with the latest technology features, we hope you take a moment this holiday to give thanks for the modern perks that make family road trips more of a joy and less of a headache.


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News Source: Chevrolet Media

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    Whitney Burch is a current resident of Dayton, though her spirit can be found beach-bumming on Puerto Rico (the land of her half-Puerto Rican heritage that she has been gifted to visit…and plans on visiting again sometime when the Future deems it practical!). When not adventuring through the exciting world of car news, she can be found hiking with her boyfriend and their growing-up-too-fast Labrador puppy, motorcycling, reorganizing and/or decorating some corner of the world (most likely in yellow), researching random things, scribbling on her blog, and escaping into a great movie, poem, or short story. See more articles by Whitney.