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7 top road-trip tech gadgets

Here are a few car options that can help save your sanity - and maybe some gas money - on your summer vacation.

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The Ford Flex, due to hit dealerships this summer, was selected by Kelley Blue Book as one of its "Top 10 Road Trip Cars."
Thanks to high gas prices, the family road trip may be a shorter jaunt this year. But millions of families will still be spending hours at a time in the car this summer.

For those who still enjoy - or are forced to tolerate - a long drive, car companies are offering an array of new gadgets that make the task easier, economical - or maybe even fun.

NEXT: Super-smart cruise control
Last updated May 30 2008: 3:01 PM ET