Who didn’t drool over James Bond films and his futuristic cars? Cars enthusiast are still probably dreaming about owning one while others sure did pondered over the possibility of the idea. But, what you should anticipate is that some futuristic car technologies are actually about to happen in the near future.
1. Cars That Can Communicate With Each Other
No, it’s not exactly talking cars, because that would be freaky. But communicate in a way of using wireless signals to send information back and forth between cars about their location, speed and direction. So it would be like getting a warning when your car gets a signal from another incoming vehicle which is about to collide to you so you could avoid it beforehand, or hits the brake automatically.
2. Self-Driving Car
These self-driving cars could possibly happen sooner that everybody expects since Google has already tested theirs on more than 200,000 miles of public highways and roads. So I guess parking would be the least of your worries soon.
3. Augmented Reality Dashboard
This will give you a sci-fi feeling. Augmented reality dashboard is a technology where it can dashboard can identify external object in front of you display information about those on the windshield. This means you may see a warning sign on the windshield when you’re about to collide with another car or zoom in objects outside the car using a touch-screen window if BMW, who is currently researching about it, succeeds to make this happen, or any other manufacturer for that matter.
Nah, I already know that—is probably what you’re thinking right now. But, it’s not the common airbags. Mercedes, the auto manufacturer giant, are looking for ways to deploy airbags from underneath the car that can help stop the car before it crash. If this actually materializes, not only that it prevent serious injury that the passengers might suffer from otherwise, but also save the vehicle from great damage since it can stop the car once the sensors determines an inevitable impact.
5. Energy-Storing Body Panels
Aside from being able to save on gas (and money due to gas expenses), mother earth would benefit when more hybrids are used. This is because that would mean less carbon dioxide emission. The only setback from this innovation would probably the amount of weight from their batteries. But not to worry because, 9 auto manufacturers in Europe are already researching for ways to lighten it up. That includes lightweight energy storing panels that can also charge faster.