With 2016 almost coming to a close, car enthusiasts are thrilled with the new technologies that will be introduced in the automotive industry. Year after year, different manufacturers try to outdo their competitors by coming up with an innovative feature that can improve the performance, safety, and aesthetics of their cars. In the rest of this post, we will have a quick look at some of the trends that you will most likely see in the cars that will be available in the market by next year.
It is expected that Google and Apple will be a big part of cars by next year, which would mean improvements in connectivity. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are already available in different car models and is expected to roll out in more. With the latter, your phone’s home screen and your car’s media centre will be connected.
Vehicle to Vehicle Communication
Also known as V2V, with this technology, cars will be able to communicate with each other, just like how you talk to a dear friend. According to research, this is going to prevent 80% of naturally-occurring accidents on the road. The technology might not yet be that ripe, but it is anticipated that it will begin being more popular next year, which will also pave way for further improvements.
While this technology has already been introduced this year, it cannot be denied that it is flawed. Recent reports have shown how these cars have been involved in accidents. In 2017, it is expected that such technology will be perfected. Audi and Volvo are just two of the big names that are anticipated to finally introduce their own versions of a driverless car. However, many suggests that this is not one innovation that can be made possible within a short span of time. Industry insiders predict that it will be a standard feature in the cars that will be introduced from 2025 to 2030.
In recent years, we have witnessed the growth in the market for hybrid vehicles. With fuel economy and environmental sustainability as some of its most promising benefits, there is no wonder why demand is surging. In 2017, Lexus, is just one of the companies expected to release a luxury hybrid vehicle, which is surely going to be a big hit. Mercedes, Acura, BMW, and Audi are also expected to take advantage of hybrid technology.
LED lights will be more common in 2017, not just in luxury cars. It is also probable that Volvo will introduce swivelling headlights, which will follow the action of the car as it steers. Audi, on the other hand, is said to be experimenting with a high-beam technology for the improvement of their car’s headlights.