The rate at which technology advances in the world presently is amazing. The good thing is that it takes us all in its stride as it moves. For this reason, cars are not left behind. Car technology has taken new dimensions over the years. Each year, something new and different turns up. Some of these new car features are yet to hit the market. This piece contains some of the proposed advancements that will leave car users drooling.
Humans are incomplete and imperfect. Thus, we tend to be less conservative even in the face of depleting resources. When driving our cars for example, we could turn off our air conditioners to conserve fuel. However, we would rather leave the conditioner on than roll down the windows. This is because we ‘feel cool’ with the windows rolled up and the chill filling up all the spaces in our car.
Technology has introduced the economy mode in cars. This innovation allows the vehicle to make the decisions that affect its use and conservation of its features. When activated, it would simply determine what features are essential at any point in time. It could choose to turn off the air conditioner or the cruise control, depending on the prevailing circumstances. This saves fuel and ensures the longevity of the vehicle. These adjustments are made automatically. This technology has been test-run in many hybrids and it has been successful to say the least.
There is also the black box technology for cars on the horizon. If air planes can have them, why can’t cars? The black box has been very important in retrieving information from planes especially when mishaps occur. The fact that it might allow people intrude into the privacy of the car owner is still being debated. At present, General Motors and Ford are making use of them in their new model vehicles. They have been renamed “recorders”. These “recorders” store vital information about the speed the car was moving and the places it had visited amongst others. They also aid insurance companies in the event of an accident.
Then we have cars that park for their owners. They have already been produced. All the driver needs to do is to step on the brake when he wants to park. The car makes itself parallel and drops to a halt.
With the advancements in robotic technology and GPS, cars that drive themselves (and their owner) will be in place soon enough. This is probably the most anticipated of all the advancements. Lots of researches into all the relevant fields are underway to make this technology a success. These are really exciting times, isn’t it? Visit choicest cars to read more.