The emerging innovations in the vehicle technology and manufacturing technology are playing a major role in the automobile/ automotive sector. Another side, the new innovations of information technology will have a great impact on the dependable areas of the automotive industry as well as other sectors. All these create a challenging environment between the automakers in the global industry. More advancements in car technology, including high-tech engine development, the advanced powertrain and it’s kind of material developments, information technology based equipment and specifications. To adopt the new car innovations in the automotive industry, the manufacturing companies need to face the challenges, including high capital cost and material cost for implementation and initialization.
At the 2016 CES (Consumer Electronics Show), the global automakers have been exhibited their new car innovations, which will be implemented in the next-generation cars. In addition, a few of technologies attended the Detroit auto show and here is the list of 6 car technologies that is likely to be added to the tomorrow’s cars by the end of 2020.
Biometric Vehicle Access:
Till date, we have seen the switch from keys to keyless entry to start the vehicle. That means, the start of the vehicle will be done by a key or the key-fob-less entry. The biometric vehicle access feature will be implemented in the future cars and with this, the owners will easily start the car with their fingerprints. This concept is similar to what the technology used in the cell phones for security.
Virtual Reality Retail Experience:
Audi, the luxury carmaker, will introduce this technology that allows buyers/customers to build their cars based on their dreams including specifications, features and color immediately in front of your eyes. By wearing the virtual reality goggles, the buyers will directly guide the coordinator to make any Audi car in the range of models.
Volvo will introduce the voice-controlled systems on its next-gen cars and with the Microsoft band 2, the owners directly perform tasks such as locking the doors, sounding the horn, adjusting the temperature and programming the navigation. The Volvo voice-control cars will enter the market by the end of 2016 or early 2017.
Smartphone connectivity (SYNC Connect) to interact with the car:
Ford has introduced the new technology of SYNC Connect to interact with the car directly from owner’s Smartphone. The useful features like locating the parked car, unlock the doors, check the level of fuel in the tank, as well. The 2017 Ford Escape will enter the market in this spring with this technology-based feature. By the end of 2020, the company estimated that it will have over 10 million customers globally.
Uconnect System with Apple CarPlay:
Fiat Chrysler has to introduce the Uconnect system, which directly connects with the Apple CarPlay (Apple Siri Language Interface) to get the driving directions according to the traffic conditions, make the phone calls, send and receive the simple text messages and access beloved music. The next-generation cars will support all Google functions.
AirTouch Screen (Without Touch):
BMW will introduce the AirTouch Screen, which is similar to the concept used in the Smartphones, on its future generation cars. Here is no need of touch on the screen as the technology-based sensors will capture the hand movements and display the corresponding surfaces on the screen by activating the requirements.