Car Tech Coming in 2015
The use of technology in cars has long been a key selling point for many manufacturers, with each one striving to produce the most forward-thinking, innovative features for their vehicles in order to attract buyers. From fuel efficiency to dashboard gadgets, 2015 is set to showcase the latest and greatest innovations from the world’s car manufacturers.
Self Driving Cars
What was once a feature of sci-fi films is now a reality – self-driving cars are now on the roads. Google’s own self-driving car was one of the pioneering projects, with each vehicle being powered by their software Google Chauffeur. By April 2014, the automated cars had accumulated 700,000 self-driving miles, after which Google revealed the latest model of the driverless car, one without an accelerator, brake pedal or steering wheel – truly 100% autonomous.
We have the benefits of WiFi on trains, planes and even buses now, so the next logical step was to bring that to personal vehicles. Ideal for those long journeys where you need to keep bored children entertained, in-car wireless internet will be a feature of over 250,000,000 cars on the road, according to analysts Gartner.
Not so much in-car technology as technology revolutionising the way we hail a taxi. By using the Uber smartphone app, customers can enter their location and desired destination, and a registred driver will be dispatched almost instantly – a benefit of this service is that the user is told how much the fare will be before they get in the taxi. Founded in 2009, Uber has been valued at a staggering $40 billion, as it continues to expand worldwide.
Super Fast Charging
With electric cars becoming more commonplace, the next step for many companies is how to streamline the often-lengthy charging times that are required in order to fill an electric car’s battery. Tel-Aviv-based Storedot are set to release technology that can fully charge an electric car in just three minutes. If this technology is successful, it could surely convert many more drivers to the appeal of electric cars.
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