The technological developments are quite swift and you must have witnessed a huge shift in the past decade. These advancements are being made in almost all the sectors, whether it’s medicine or gadgets. The one change that has the potential of having a drastic impact on the environment is the introduction of electric cars. In the past couple of years, the world has gone through numerous ups and downs, however, during this time one thing that has almost become a norm is a huge number of people shifting to electric cars. There are a series of developments that are being made in the field of automobiles. There are various events where we have witnessed a range of concept cars being showcased and if we look back to the events of 5-6 years ago, a number of such concept cars are turned into reality. In this blog, we are going to discuss a few technologies that have completely overturned the industry. A number of these developments are not just able to offer an easy driving experience, but also have drastically boosted the safety factor. Now, without any further adieu, let’s dive into it.
Apart from being swiftly shifted to electric, another big thing that is going to transform the automobile sector is the internet. A number of vehicles are now coming equipped with it and in the near future, we would see a communication system being developed that would help connect the cars running on the road. It would help drivers to avoid accidents as the car ahead can tell the road situation in real time.
Use Of Lightweight Material
As we are shifting to the electric motor from a more conventional combustion engine, it’s essential for us to find ways where we are able to increase the battery life, and eventually range. The key takeaway from this is while we are trying to fetch the overall weight of the car, it’s highly essential to note that we are not compromising on the safety, reliability, and durability. If we take a fresh example, by using an all aluminum body on the latest F-150, Ford is able to lower the curb weight by 317 kgs. Apart from aluminum, the premium brands are also opting for an even lighter material, i.e. carbon fiber.
Not many cars but there are a few that come equipped with the Parktronic technology that is able to allow vehicles to look for an appropriate spot to park. Once located, the car will require minimal human input to park it perfectly. The service can be improved quite a bit using advanced communication. The existing parking lots and garages can establish a channel with the car to update whether there is any empty space.
The way we communicate and interact with our cars is going to completely change in the next few years. There was a concept showcased at the CES, Las Vegas where the system was able to receive full on instructions from a number of gesture inputs. The days are about to get over for all the touch screens, joysticks, and buttons. A few companies like BMW offer a few gesture controls in its infotainment console.
Deep Integration With Smart Wearables
All of us have already witnessed the smartphone integration and how you are able to download the companion app to perform a number of tasks remotely. Next up, we have also gone through the phase where the cars came with virtual assistant integration. It’s time to move a step forward and get your car connected with your smartwatch. Hyundai offers a very basic Android Wear application through which you will get to lock/unlock, engine start/stop, and much more.