Some might say that technology advances at nearly a biblical rate. Automotive industries constantly use more innovative technologies. It’s a fact that each year the car industry develops some unique and different technologies, which is incredibly useful and surprises the world.
A lot of products that is related to technologies in cars already have been unveiled, although, there are much more to come which is going to transform the industry of cars forever. You can look at some of the proposed innovative technologies below, which currently are in the process of being tested and that definitely can blow the mind.
Vehicle-to-vehicle or V2V communication
This is one of the technologies that are new in vehicles, it allows cars to converse with the road, one another, and objects that is around them. You might wonder why this, but the same as with autonomous cars, this specific technology will help to reduce accidents, traffic pile-ups, and fatalities significantly.
For instance, if you approach a crossroad and another car skips the red light, it may be impossible for you to know this until it’s too late. However, with the technology of V2V, your vehicle receives a signal through the other car in your direct path, and either brake automatically or warns you about the potential accident.
Cars with network
This is also a technology that is new in the industry. It’s a highly personalize mode of self-directed electric pods for transportation. These electric taxis that is for hire can communicate with each other. These networked vehicles know how to share location, availability, and speed via a wireless communication with the other cars.
This means when you need transportation, you just have to call a network vehicle with your smartphone. A car then arrives where you are located, ask that you enter a destination, and with GPS and real-time traffic calculates which route will be the best. The car may recalculate when it’s needed, and it should be available by 2020 all over the world.
Technology of the biometric seat
This detection system is an improvement for fatigue drivers with the use of biometric seat technology. It will assist you in dealing with distractions when you drive and make the experience more comfortable and safer.
This biometric technology seat use data from your face and palms, combined with real information that’s collected through the cars clutch, accelerator, throttle, and steering wheel to monitor your stress level. In other words, it does a medical check to track your level of stress and let you know it’s time for a break.
Body panels for energy-storing
Solar car technology has been improved with body energy-storing panels, which can store the energy of heat received through sunlight to serve as an extra power source for the car. Energy will be stored much faster in the body panels as with conventional batteries.
Polymer fiber and carbon resin are used to produce them, which also reduce the weight of the car with about fifteen percent. Currently, Toyota is working to produce these energy storing lightweight panels and it’s predicted to be in production soon after 2020.
With these cars, it will be like having a gigantic smartphone with wheels. It can allow the performance of all the functions that your smartphone can do, but only through the car. A SIM card will be pre-installed which can offer remote diagnostics and many telemetric services. According to studies done recently, by 2020, there should be over hundred and seventy million of these cars on our roads.
Monitoring of active health
The company Ford Motor’s previewed a design of steering wheel or seatbelt sensors to track your vital statistics. Although, with the rapid progress in technology wearables, it can mean that most cars will pair wirelessly with the devices. When the basic technology of autonomous cars and this design combines, your car will be able to pull off and make a call to paramedics if you suffer from a heart attack.
Driver override system
This system relates to the technology of autonomous cars, but the difference is that your car will actively disregard any of your orders to make decisions of its own. There are already cars which can stop when you don’t hit the brake, but in 2020 you will get cars that brake even when you floored the gas pedal. This increase in rapid technology sensors can force the shift of priority, which will give your car the final say, and not you in emergency situations.