The cars that we use today are far more advanced than the cars made a decade ago and can do much more than driving from point A to point B. The technological advancements have offered us several smart functions and features to add driving comfort and safety to the cars. Today’s cars are connected to the internet, providing non-stop information through GPS, self-drive features, and entertainment features. The car manufacturers are staying competitive in introducing new features to their customers. Here are some smart tech features that we need to look out for in the coming years.
Enhanced gesture control
Enhanced gesture control is an existing technology, but it is yet to make a fully functional impact in car manufacturing. Gesture control can provide unprecedented ease in accessing car functions. Audi has introduced MMI touch to enhance their already existing Audi Multi Media Interface system. The new MMI allows users to write letters on the touchpad to allow access to different features. However, gesture control is still being explored to provide the best user experience.
AR can be one of the best technologies to provide directions to drivers while also helping in auto-drive function. We will be able to see the display feature on the windscreen soon enough to inform and assist the driver while driving. The driver will be able to perform several other functions like changing the songs, calling a person, and turning on the GPS using the windscreen display. This feature will help us keep our eyes on the road while providing us all the necessary information.
Apps and firmware
The future cars will run on their own operating systems and will be able to perform functions like a smartphone. You will install restaurant and travel applications that will guide you to the destinations and help in ordering your food. Cars can become a smart device to carry all your shopping and travel needs. Toyota already has a concept car, Fun Vii Concept Car, that can perform tasks such as locating and ordering from different outlets around the city.
The future cars and other vehicles will be able to communicate with each other even at long distances to prevent any collisions in blind turns. Smart cars will be able to inform you or automatically slow down when there is a car coming from the other side that you cannot see due to barriers. It will help in increasing road safety, efficiency, and driving experience for the users. This technology can also help self-driving cars in managing themselves in traffic.
Smart fuel saving
While the new Evs are becoming popular among customers, the petrol heads cannot imagine a future without cars that run on petrol. That is why they need more sustainable advice from their own cars to maintain pollution limits and enjoy their experience. The smart fuel-saving feature will help drivers in making the right decisions in making their car fuel-efficient. They can alert the driver about the next fuel station and help them maintain fuel efficiency to keep the fuel until they reach the destination.