7 Advancements in Vehicle Tech We Will Soon See
Vehicle Tech Advances Quickly
We’ve seen it happening. Technology is advancing so fast that there are a lot of things that have now crossed from the realm of science fiction to reality. The world of automotives is no different. There are technologies present now that used to be just figments of our imagination. And the trend forward is showing no signs of stopping. We might have to wait for a little while longer, but here are the top 7 advancements in vehicle tech we’re hoping to see in full swing by 2020.
Although it might not happen in a few more years, there’s just no stopping car and tech companies from making fully autonomous cars. It’s really one of those things that’s no longer a matter of if, but when. The question, though, is will the public ever be ready to embrace the idea of riding in a car that’s driving itself without any human intervention? Some might be comfortable with it, but there are also those who probably won’t adopt the technology simply because they enjoy the driving experience. But the important thing is that there will eventually be a choice.
The roads are filling up faster, and traffic in some places is becoming quite a nightmare. Ongoing road works, sometimes being done at the same time, are making the situation even worse. If the authorities can’t figure out a solution to the nightmarish road conditions, then maybe it’s time for super-advanced technology to intervene. In the form of flying cars. Wouldn’t it be great to one day echo Doc’s famous line from one of the ‘Back to the Future’ movies, the one that says: ‘where we’re going, we don’t need roads’. It’s such an exciting prospect to look forward to!
Electric vehicles (also called EVs) are just becoming more popular. But unless a really powerful battery that can last an extensive range and make charging a non-issue is developed, EVs can’t become as widely adopted as hoped. Which brings us to solar cars. We’re already powering our homes with solar energy. Why not our cars too? You won’t just save on fuel; you’ll be helping the environment too. And you won’t even have to spend time waiting for your car to be recharged because whenever you’re driving in the daylight, your car gets continuously charged, with the extra power being stored in your battery so driving when the sun isn’t out won’t be a problem either.
We’re already using fingerprint scanning technology to secure our mobile devices. Our vehicles are way more expensive than those devices, which is why it’s only logical that we extend that technology to our vehicles too. It won’t simply eliminate your worry over losing or forgetting your keys. It’s also going to make it much more difficult (though not completely impossible) to steal your car. And this isn’t just limited to fingerprint sensors. Retinal scanners are a possibility too.
Similar with biometric access, it really makes more sense to make vehicles that much harder to steal than electronic devices. If iPhones can be locked such that only its owner (or persons the owner gives permission to) can use the phone, a vehicle should also have a remote shutdown feature that could help deter theft. So even if someone does manage to steal a car, all the owner has to do is shut it off remotely and the carjacker won’t be able to make it move.
Active health monitoring
Especially for senior drivers and those with health issues like diabetes or heart conditions, putting sensors on the steering wheel or maybe even on the driver’s seat and pairing it with a wearable device could help alert the paramedics when you are in need of help.
Driver override systems
It’s different from an autonomous vehicle in the sense that the system can totally ignore your commands and make decisions entirely on its own. Although we already have automatic braking systems that will stop the car if you don’t, a driver override system goes further by applying the brakes even when what the driver stepped on is the accelerator or gas pedal. In a way, it’s like your car is giving you the freedom to drive as you want. But when you make a wrong decision, it asserts itself and does the right thing in your behalf.
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Here at Big Sky Collision we have been in business for many decades. That means we have see the progression of technology. With each new iteration, we adapt and adjust how we do business in order to effectively repair your vehicle to factory safety specifications.
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