It is no secret that for millions of people a car is not just a means of transportation, but also a luxury and convenience item. And since the demand for this type of transport is growing every day, car companies understand that it is necessary to develop this area and every year come up with new technologies that will satisfy customers, make driving more comfortable and autonomous, and easier car maintenance. …
It is planned that soon the keys and key fobs will fade into the background and will be replaced by the beloved identification system of the owner. We are all accustomed to the fact that our phone recognizes us by just one look at our face. Or, opening personal documents on a mobile device is done using a fingerprint. After all, everyone will agree that this method of protection is many times better and more reliable. Since the password can be guessed and then the data on the phone may be lost. But what if this idea is realized in the automotive industry as well? You will not need to carry keys with you, and maybe even 2-3 sets, if more than one person in the family uses a car.
Imagine that, having got into the car, you can start it just by saying the command "Start" or even by your fingerprint. The car will have voice and face settings and it will be impossible for a stranger to use your vehicle. It's incredibly convenient indeed.
Is the car a place for entertainment or just transportation?
We are all used to the newer the car, the more electronics are added to it. And, on the one hand, it is convenient, because now is the age of technology, electronics are already everywhere and many people can no longer imagine life without it. But we ask, do you need so much of all this entertainment in the car? After all, the driver must first of all focus on the road. All this information is on impressive tablets, a navigation system, projections with data displayed on the inside of the windshield. All this, on the one hand, simplifies the use of the car, and on the other hand, it clutters and overloads. After all, the less we see in front of us in the car, the more closely we observe the situation on the road.
Of course, if you take into account the passengers who are often bored just sitting in the back seat and looking out the window, in this case, innovations in the field of electronics will certainly be useful and appropriate. Huge screens with the ability to include landscapes on them, and even features with additional reality will appear. All this is fine, but in reasonable quantities.
Adaptive shading of the visor
Absolutely every car owner has faced the problem of sun glare on the road. This infuriates anyone, because without watching the road for at least a couple of seconds, you can get into an accident, and this already leads to a number of problems and inconveniences.
Yes, for a long time, cars with a similar addition have been produced on the market, when there is a light protection strip on the windshield and it really works, it saves drivers from dazzle. But what if you can go further and come up with something new? The companies plan to develop a visor with adaptive dimming, adjusting and dimming only those areas of the dim strip where the sun blinds the driver. Convenient and innovative enough.
Hydrogen or technology of the future
Electric and hydrogen cars are no longer fictional and drive on thousands of roads around the world. Many motorists turn their attention to this particular type of transport because it does not create harmful emissions, and the environment remains clean.
But not everything is as smooth as we would like, and the problem is that electric cars are not as safe as it seemed before. For example, when this kind of car is produced or disposed of (or rather its batteries), then a large load is created on the environment.
For this reason, companies started thinking about building more hydrogen-powered vehicles. Because they only emit pure hydrogen vapor. And the refueling time of such a car is much shorter, which looks more attractive against the background of an electric car. But don't be upset, as current batteries can be replaced with graphene-based batteries, metal-free and completely recyclable. It remains only to wait for these changes.
Is the connected car real?
What if cars could connect wirelessly and transmit information to each other about situations on the road, accidents, pedestrians and the behavior of other vehicles? This has been under development for a long time and is called "connectedcar"
Many will ask themselves the question, why is this necessary? And everything is very simple to reduce the number of accidents, to warn about dangers on the roads, repairs and traffic jams. And as it turned out, it is not a problem to introduce such a technology, only first you need to develop a unified system, a standard, and also select the radio frequency range over which the wireless network will be organized.
Autopilot instead of man
For a very long time, people have dreamed that their car could drive itself. Without help, so that the person can relax and just enjoy the ride. It is possible to do some of your own business on the way to work or taking the children to school.
And now, for several years now, drivers have been able to use the long-awaited function and have nothing to worry about. But, all the same, most doubts creep in that it is unsafe, whether it is worth trusting your life to technology. But as has already been proven, 9 out of 10 accidents were caused precisely by the human factor, and not by technology.
In fact, this system is already ready for mass use, but now the problem for distribution is the person himself, or rather, distrust of such technology. In addition, the cost of cars with such an option is much higher than conventional ones. Nobody knows whether our future will be the same as described above or development will take a different path and in the next 5-10 years we will see a completely different world and technologies. Therefore, we can only observe what is happening from the side and guess what awaits us next.