We are living in an era of unparalleled communication. The evolving technology, right from smartphones to the Artificial Intelligence and internet of things, connect us to the world at any time of the day and puts communication in our palms. The race is on – technology corporations, innovative automakers, and software developers are leading a significant transformation in the car industry.
These experts are redefining and refining the existing auto technologies and introducing new, interesting concepts like the connected car and AI to offer users a driving experience that is like nothing they have ever known. A completely autonomous car can transport an individual to their preferred destination without the need of a driver. Inside the car, is all the information, connection, and entertainment that you would have in your office, favorite coffee shop or home.
All the aspects of personal comfort are taken into consideration, from tinting the windows to minimize glare, the temperature of the car’s interior or personalized adjustment of ambient lighting to bring the right mood resonating with the playing music via the satellite radio. Even if the car has a driver, he or she is connected with the outside world via a digital cockpit platform. The sensors fitted around the car create a cocoon of safety even on busy highways.
Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) and Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) technology will allow the vehicle to communicate with the infrastructure and other cars like traffic lights. The car speed and probably the distance from the other cars can be instantly adjusted in response to the road conditions. Besides, voice recognition allows every driver to communicate with the car’s virtual assistant to send text messages and schedule meetings without touching their mobile devices.
This is an excellent vision. But is it close?
Here are the technologies that are likely to have the greatest impact.
‘Autonomous,’ ‘driverless,’ and ‘self-driving’ are some of the common terms that nearly mean the same thing; a car that can drive itself without human intervention. The first autonomous vehicle will truly become a game changer. However, you should expect a widespread acceptance and creation of these vehicles for another decade as a connected infrastructure and advancement of relevant technologies like the V2V are required.
Artificial Intelligence interfaces
Building upon technology that is currently confined to smart speakers or mobile devices, automakers will offer great AI software in a car’s infotainment system that will work as a virtual assistant. This assistant will have the ability to comprehend and respond to voice commands and guide drivers proactively in collaboration with the car’s system.
The automotive telematics will play an integral role in assessing any driver’s behavior for an array of purposes including determining the accuracy of an insurance premium and learning more about where and when people drive. This is a great way to monitor smart maintenance and vehicle diagnostic service.
Vehicle-to-Vehicle technology allows cars on the road to communicate or ‘talk to each other’ by sharing important data on highway conditions, speed, and other factors. V2V is a great promise when it comes to easing traffic congestion, minimizing road accidents, and improving the environment.