In just over 100 years, the modern car has evolved from a metal skeleton on wheels to a luxurious cabin that meets every conceivable need. And now?
From the revolutionary ignition with key (1949) to the heated seats (60s) the cars develop, and so too their technology. When is the car without a guide?
In 2020 alone, automotive technology got several innovative additions
Il parental control, for example, it's teen technology that can be installed in any car. Allows parents to set speed alerts, radio volume limits and seatbelt reminders.
THEkeyless access it just got easier. The new systems recognize the key in your pocket or purse and unlock the door once you touch the handle. The systems of smartphone integration they have further merged cars with our devices, with high-tech features like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
La in-car technology it takes us one step closer to the future that lies ahead, but it also has the potential to save lives. The blind spot monitoring and automatic braking they protect drivers and pedestrians. The systems of rear seat reminder warn the driver to check the vehicle before exiting, preventing children and pets from being life threatening if accidentally left behind.
The technology of prevention of driving under the influence of alcohol it can save thousands of people from becoming victims of alcohol-related car accidents.
And from 2021?
Of course, today's progress deserves recognition. In 2020, hybrid cars dominated the market, chock full of infotainment technology and high-tech safety systems.
Now comes the best, though. Here are some auto technology that will change everything.
Nissan is at the forefront of brainwave technology that can prevent life-threatening accidents and injuries. I've been testing them for two years now. The driver sports an electrode earpiece that transmits his reactions to the sight of obstacles to the vehicle. This brain-assisted technology allows the vehicle to brake before a collision. In fact, this technology it can accelerate actions by even half a second, which is a lot of speed, and prevent accidents.
Augmented reality dashboard
For now the AR technology made its debut on a few select luxury cars, but experts predict that these high-tech dashboards will make their way everywhere in the next decade. With the help of augmented reality, holograms will appear on the windshield showing speed, maps, lane shape and more.
Communication between vehicles
Known as V2V, this system will undoubtedly make the streets a safer place. Using the signals installed in your car, every vehicle on the road will be able to exchange information. Everything from traffic conditions to imminent dangers will be detected by the car well in advance.
Accidents occur every year when another car's high beams blind drivers. The headlights of the future will be intuitive: they will detect oncoming traffic and automatically lower their intensity. Some companies are also developing technology that will precisely focus the light from the headlights on the roadway you are traveling on, protecting the oncoming lane from any risk of glare.
New car technologies will allow vehicles to monitor health from the driver's seat. And not just by monitoring posture and attention. Through an electrocardiography device, drivers can monitor their heart function and be alerted of abnormal activity. A feature that will be really useful for people with diabetes or heart disease.
Rear view cameras are now an "old thing" when it comes to automotive technology. Front cameras will soon become a high-tech feature among the most coveted. These cameras will create a 180-degree view of the surrounding environment, allowing for example to brake in the presence of pedestrians close to (the former) blind spots. The front-facing cameras will also use night vision, providing drivers with a greater sense of safety and confidence on late night rides.
These and other innovative technologies will push the limits of the automotive industry and offer drivers a safer future.