The automotive industry has seen unpreceded growth since the turn of the century, and there is no sign of it slowing down either. Not only have vehicles improved in terms of both appearance and performance, but they are now smarter thanks to the efficient use of technology. The technological revolution has changed the way we do just about everything, and it has had a significant positive impact on the automotive industry. Drivers now have more help than ever to ensure a smooth driving experience. In this article, we’ll be looking at four technological breakthroughs that will help us to drive towards a better, more efficient, and safer future.
Let’s get the most obvious one out of the way first. Fully-driverless or autonomous vehicles are the future of the automotive industry. Numerous automotive giants include Audi and Porsche, are actively developing and testing tech that could help in making autonomous cars a reality. The primary concept behind such vehicles is to reduce the risk of human error by having AI take control of the wheels. Yes, it may still seem a bit farfetched, but in the next few years, it will become a common sight on the road.
We are all familiar with Alexa – an advanced virtual assistant AI technology that can help us gain access to any information online through voice commands. A similar feature may soon become a part of your vehicle with advanced car voice command technology being actively developed and tested across the globe. Being able to interact directly with your car can help you in numerous ways, from finding parking space to getting navigational advice on the go.
Brain Assisted Control
How many on-road accidents that you have seen or heard off, could have been avoided if the driver had just braked a little faster or turned at the right moment? Brain assisted control technology is being designed to ensure that your physical reactions are as quick as your mental responses. This technology banks on driver’s brainwaves to detect what they will do next and take the necessary action. Currently, this technology can only be used if the driver is wearing an electrode-enhanced headgear, but we will soon see its wireless equivalent.
Most cars are already connected to the internet, thanks to which we can receive useful information despite being on the road. Similar to self-driving cars, the days where vehicles will be able to communicate with each other automatically is not far off. Inter-car communication can effectively put to end collisions, which would otherwise have not been possible. How the system is being developed to work is that it will foresee the possibility of an accident and alert the driver to take the necessary precaution.