4 Car Innovations We Can Actually Expect To See In The Near Future 

4 Car Innovations We Can Actually Expect To See In The Near Future 

Safety is the most important car feature that 75.3 percent of people want more of in the future. Other important features include greater comfort and sustainability. When you think of the car of the future, what do you imagine? It might be renewable power or wearable devices that enable remote interactions with vehicles. Excitingly, there are many car innovations that are right around the corner. Here’s a rundown of what we can expect in the near future.

Automated Valet Parking 

Automated cars are expected to hit the streets by approximately 2022. With them will come some interesting features. These include automated valet parking. How this works is that cars will be able to park themselves as well as find parking spaces without a driver’s assistance. You’d stop the car, get out, and walk to your meeting or date while your car handles the business of finding a good parking space. This innovation would make use of technology that requires parking spots or garages to communicate with cars through a network.

Health Monitoring Of Drivers By Cars 

Heart disease is the most common cause of death in Ireland. If a driver has a heart attack behind the wheel, this can cause an accident and deaths of people, as well as that of the driver. Ford Motor Company has already previewed the idea of installing sensors in cars that can monitor drivers’ wellbeing. When these sensors are attached to the steering wheel or seatbelt, they can help to prevent emergencies. What will happen is that the car will be pulled over and emergency services will be called to assist the driver.

Flying Cars

It sounds like something out of a sci-fi novel, but flying cars aren’t that far away. Arconia, a company that specializes in the development of materials in the aerospace and automotive industries, has found that materials such as titanium can be useful in creating a car that flies in the sky. Titanium is currently used in some car parts, such as titanium tubing in exhaust pipes of sports cars as it can be a greatly innovative material for the car of the future. A blend of titanium and aluminide could help to get flying cars off the ground. This blend is being considered for use as a propulsion component because it’s a lot lighter than super-alloy components and will increase fuel efficiency. Flying cars are already being built and tested, and we can expect to have an airborne car by the year 2020.

Body Panels That Store Energy

Electric and hybrid cars are becoming very popular. In Ireland, however, you can find less than 4000 electric vehicles on the road. Electric cars are not selling for various reasons. They can be quite inconvenient due to how you have to charge the batteries. They’re also very heavy. European car manufacturers are therefore experimenting with using car body panels to store energy. The hope is for these panels to charge faster than batteries. How they will work is that the car’s panels will soak up energy from other technologies, such as regenerative braking. This type of braking refers to the use of energy from the parts of the car that brake. By extracting, storing, and reusing this energy, electric cars can become much more popular and driver-friendly.

The car of the future is one that flies, uses energy more responsibly, parks itself and ensures the safety of drivers. It’s thrilling to think that the above innovations are already underway, changing the way we see and use cars.

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