Three very important innovations will identify trends in the automotive industry in the coming years: automation (automotive control) of the vehicle, electrification of the vehicle and connectivity. These predictions presented Dr. Elmar Degenhart, president of the executive board of the leading technology provider for the automotive industry “Continental”, when he announced the cooperation agreement with the technology leader IBM. These two companies will be partners and will collaborate in the development of automotive solutions for “connectivity”.
The new digital world gives a powerful incentive for each of these trends. The fastest cars will not only be connected to the Internet, but will be part of it. The related, “smart” mobility gives huge potential for innovation and enables new features for drivers. These will include “predictive” driving based on navigation and online information, voice cloud recognition, exchange of traffic data in real time. As a result, the cars of the future will be even more safe and effective.
The two companies agreed on cloud platform development which will allow automobile producers to deliver a wide range of services for almost all car models such as remote software updates and the ability to control the car on the internet, eliminating the expensive and uncomfortable visits to car mechanic. “Predictive” drive will be carried out by Continental and IBM by the next generation platform for “electronic horizon” that will actually lead to automatic control. Cars with built-in sensors will receive data and will transmit information such as location and speed to the cloud, where the data will be processed, analyzed and will be used as a basis for decisions. The result will be real-time map that will allow the car to literally “look around the corner.”
Besides these three important innovations, the designers Gao Fenglin and Zhou Byui have invented something that will show when the tires are worn. These tires have an outer layer of black material. When the tires are worn out, underneath a black layer is an orange layer which then becomes visible and indicates that tires are ready for replacement. However, this is only an idea at the moment.
Backup cameras, apps, unique surfaces and many other systems are just few of many future trends for vehicles.
But, one thing is for sure, until these new inventive ideas become usable, drivers are advised to visit car mechanics regularly, make car inspections Melbourne, brake repairs and other important services. These are few of the many important things you have to check regularly if you want your car to be in perfect condition. At least once a month make car inspections to make sure your car runs properly.