Those future cars we all imagined have finally arrived, and in upcoming years you’ll see more innovation in the automotive market. Now, we really can drive cars that talk, drive themselves and sync up with all our other gadgets — using electricity, not gas.
What’s New in Car News
Car watchers know that the latest automotive news and information comes from the Geneva International Motor Show. Many manufacturers use this event to unveil new technology and show off concept cars that could become a consumer reality. A glimpse of this event will let car shoppers get an idea of what they can expect from the upcoming market. And right now, car shoppers should start expecting a lot.
Apple has partnered with car makers Volvo, Ferrari and Mercedes-Benz to make cars more interactive. New cars will be able to sync up with your smart phone and other devices to give you complete control and easy integration between computer systems. For example, if you plan a GPS route on your phone now you can share it directly with your car.
Knobs, dials and levers are disappearing from cars as more and more auto makers are using touchscreens. Volvo is introducing a new model with a single touch screen display on the dash and none of the knobs that just get in the way. Touchscreen capability will give cars a smoother, sleeker interior.
Take the Wheel
What’s more futuristic than a car that can drive itself? Well, according to the latest automotive news the future is now. Some new cars are now offering assisted driving technology. Thanks to sensors, cars can now help you brake when needed to avoid danger. But some car companies are taking this even further to offer autonomous driving. Soon enough, and we won’t have to drive the cars. They’ll drive us.
Even headlights are becoming futuristic thanks to BMW…and lasers. The car maker has unveiled laser headlights that are brighter and even more efficient than LED headlights. According to BMW, their new headlights have a range of about 600 meters and they make a dark road incredibly bright. Audi is working on their own version of laser headlights, which could soon become the norm.
Car news is filled with information about what automotive makers are working on now. But what can car buyers expect from models made in the years to come?
Look for more electric and hybrid cars to roll off the assembly line in the future. The stigma of gasoline is spreading, and more car makers will be releasing cars that are not dependent upon fossil fuels. Car-to-car communication will also appear in the cars of the future. This will allow cars to share data between themselves , a technology that could stop automobile wrecks before they occur. Futuristic cars are no longer sci-fi, they’re reality.