Tech has enjoyed an undeniable boom in the 21st century, and technology in vehicles has followed in step with the broader industry. From smart cars to GPS tracking and beyond, the future of automobiles is likely to be shaped rather decidedly by some of these most exciting advancements.
Autonomous Vehicles Will Grow More Popular
Self-driving cars are a source of constant excitement and speculation within the automotive industry, and whether you love or hate the idea of your vehicle doing the steering for you, the fact remains that this technology is bound to be a driving force in the future of cars.
In fact, there is a range of applications for autonomous vehicles that are likely to become more and more commonplace. In addition to personal, exclusive-use cars, rideshare automobiles and fleet trucks may be self-driving before too long.
Not all autonomous driving technology is about giving drivers leave to simply sit back and relax, and some of it is already fairly standard. Automatic braking, lane sensors, adaptive cruise control, and self-parking capabilities are all autonomous functions as well.
Fuel Efficiency Will Make Even More Headway
The idea of an electric vehicle would have seemed rather futuristic mere decades ago, but green vehicles like Teslas have burst onto the scene with great success in recent years. As a result, more auto manufacturers have begun throwing their energy into developing incredibly fuel-efficient (or completely electric) vehicles.
This revolution toward fuel efficiency is likely to continue ramping up for years to come since environmental friendliness ranks high in the minds of most consumers, and some governments are implementing progressive goals for sustainability that must be met by auto manufacturers.
Predictive Automobile Technology Will Provide An Integrated Experience
The Internet of Things (IoT) is a concept in which all devices communicate and function harmoniously thanks to a series of interconnected sensors. The IoT is aimed at improving the user experience with all tech, including that which is integrated within automobiles.
One of the most exciting ways that the sensors integrated into cars as part of IoT integration may practically impact the future of automobiles is through predictive notification. For example, if maintenance is going to be required soon in an area of the car that currently can’t be accessed by standard sensors, predictive automobile technology would be able to alert the driver seamlessly.
Smart Homes Will Work in Harmony with Cars
Some smart home personal assistants like the Amazon Alexa are already working in sync with certain car manufacturers to make drivers’ lives easier. When properly integrated, cars can now function much like smart home devices and be asked to perform tasks like open the garage door or turn on the lights with a voice command.
These applications are bound to continue to expand, transforming the ways that drivers utilize their cars.
Though automobiles have been a constant in American life for roughly a century, new technology is bound to have a profound impact on the future of this vital industry.