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5 Unbelievable Future Vehicle Technologies to Start Believing


Although we still don’t have flying cars or mainstream jetpacks, the present is quickly looking more like the future in the automotive world. We also don’t know exactly what the average production vehicle will include five or ten years down the line, however, there are a handful of ideas that appear to have a great chance of becoming a reality in the near future.

Whether they are for safety, entertainment or just plain cool, some new technologies can and should be on the road making our commutes, road trips and errand runs much better. Let’s take a look at the five best ones.

Communicating Vehicles

With testing currently going on, the idea of vehicles being able to communicate with each other seems both practical and awesome. Vehicle-to-Vehicle, or V2V, communication would work by way of sensors, signals and fancy algorithms being thought of at MIT. Vehicles on the road would have the ability to send information back and forth, such as speed, direction and location.

Think about how much safer the road could become. Just as better armadillo traps are now a more humane way to deal with unwanted animals without hurting or killing them, Vehicle-to-Vehicle communication has the potential to make the road more humane.

Instead of a car running a stop sign and t-boning another vehicle, V2V communication would allow those vehicles to “feel” or “see” each other and avoid one another either by alerting the drivers or by automatic braking. Rather than using horns to badger someone into moving over to give room for merging traffic, V2V communication could calm everything down by telling certain vehicles where others are and where to go.

Augmented Reality

This one really feels like the future. Augmented reality dashboards could make driving much safer by way of giving drivers information on objects outside the car. For example, augmented reality could see another car ahead and show the driver how far away it is right on the windshield for ease of seeing both the road and the information. If you are approaching that car too quickly and are about to rear-end it, the augmented reality system could show you an alert and guide you into another lane or to a safe area with arrows on the windshield.

This one doesn’t seem too far off either. BMW currently has a windshield display on certain vehicles showing basic information.

Airbags Inside and Out

We are familiar with airbags and how much they can do to prevent harm inside the car. Mercedes is now working on further injury-prevention through the way of airbags underneath vehicles. The airbags would deploy when an impact into another vehicle or object is imminent, causing the stopping power to double. The airbags would also keep the front of the vehicle from dipping from slamming on the brakes so that there would be more bumper to bumper contact.

Energy Panels

With more and more power coming from batteries, those batteries are going to need to be bigger or find other placements within a vehicle. That is why some auto manufacturers are testing body panels that can store energy. Those polymer fiber and carbon resin panels would be chargeable and would allow for more energy storage in a clever way.

Auto Pilot

One of the first things you might think about when you ponder cars in the future could be self-driving cars. Well, they may not be as far away as you thought. Google engineers are already utilizing and testing such vehicles with success. Radars, lasers and cameras will allow vehicles to understand road signs, street lights, speed limits, etc. allowing for the would-be driver to make better use of the trip. Also, with the average American spending 100 hours in traffic per year, self-driving would be both practical and awesome.

Technology is constantly evolving, and it wouldn’t be surprising to see these types of cars driving around in the near future•

Ways Technology Has Changed How You Park .

Technology is pretty fantastic these days. There are what seems like an endless number of ways to get things done in today’s world and on top of that, the ways things work are much quicker and easier. While technology has a way of adding stress to life because it can become overwhelming, we think as a whole it is one of the greatest things mankind has ever created.

Today we thought we would talk to you about some of the neat ways parking is easier than ever. You no longer have to do all the work and stress over the small things. Even if you are terrible at parking, you are able to do it like a pro and have help every step along the way. No more stressing over those trips you need to take alone because you are going to feel much safer each and every step along the way once you see just how many great options you have in front of you.

Cameras Behind You Allow You To See Your Surroundings

Most people we have talked to would agree that reversing is probably the toughest thing when it comes to parking. Even if you use all of your mirrors as you should and turn your head as you have been instructed, it can still be tricky. There is always that doubt in the back of your mind that there may be something or someone in your way that you are not able to see. When you have a camera installed on the back of your car, you can back up quickly and effectively without needing to worry about whether or not the coast is clear. This is probably our absolute favorite feature that has been added in recent years. We can’t believe this wasn’t something we had in the past because (as many of you can probably relate to) a lot of issues can occur when you aren’t quite sure what’s behind you. All of us admittedly have hit something that we swore wasn’t there a second before and it’s nice knowing that’s a problem of the past that we never have to deal with again; the embarrassment isn’t something any of us enjoyed.

Cars That Park For You

This is another feature that completely blew our minds when we first saw it. How a car can possibly be efficient enough to literally park for you is beyond us. We must admit this is also something that freaks us out a bit because it’s as though cars are getting smarter and smarter right before our eyes. One day, we imagine being able to literally communicate and hold long conversations with our cars. That is something we aren’t quite sure if we are going to love or be a bit freaked out by.

Even if you don’t want to have your car park for you, it can help you along the way by alerting you if you are getting too close to an object that is anywhere near your car. With this kind of protection, you are bound to keep your car in the best condition possible without all those nasty dents that we have all dealt with in the past.

Find Parking Easier Than Ever Before; Saving Time and Money

There are many cities that have begun to recently make changes to the way people park. Did you know that parking is the most common reason for traffic because it takes each person an average of about 5 to 14 minutes just to find a single parking space? As ridiculous as that may sound, we have timed ourselves recently and were shocked by just how long it can take to find parking. The amount of time and gas that is wasted is something we weren’t very happy with.

These days, many cities are trying to keep traffic to a minimum and they are doing this by installing sensors into parking spaces to track when spaces are free. This data is sent to the main control center and sent to local signs which are updated instantly so they point drivers in the direction of open spaces. With this simplicity added to your life, you will be able to spend much less time in the car and more time getting to where you are trying to go and enjoying the rest of your day.

To make things even better, there are actually applications out there such as E Park that are sent such data and use it to help you locate the closest open parking spaces. With a map to help you along the way, you are never going to have to wonder where that perfect space is. Get in, get out and get on with your day faster than ever before.

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Clint is a well-known automobile dealer who in his free time blogs about the benefits of upgrading your car with the latest car gadgetry thus making your driving stress-free. There are many CMM vehicle inspections currently being conducted across the state.