We are in a technology-driven world where every industry is implementing new ways to improvise on their solutions while also reducing the carbon footprint. The automobile industry is very much like the other industries in using new technology and innovations. They have been working with technology organizations to produce the most exceptional, comfortable, and secure cars in the market. Here are the new tech advancements that are worth noticing.
Predictive automobile technology
More manufacturers are working with AI and machine learning to implement predictive capacities to customize the driving experience. The manufacturers are implementing algorithms that can use data to customize settings in a car. Soon the automobiles can start using IoT gadgets to follow voice commands. Predictive learning will help the car owners in finding out if their car needs a service.
Automatic high-beam control
Automatic high-beam lights are a new update to cars that can naturally light up and dim out in accordance with the moving traffic. The camera is installed in the rearview mirror and recognizes when the car is approaching traffic and automatically withdraws the high beams.
Even the most basic models today are getting camera installations for backup assistance. This helps the driver to have better control of their car while putting it on the reverse. Today it is important for every vehicle under 10,000 pounds to have a rearview camera. It will prevent any unnecessary crashes to the trashcans and poles in a parking lot.
These are the self-driving autos that take the help of sensors, cameras, and EPS motor, brake actuators, laser scanners to drive by itself. While there are only a few projects available today, we can expect a more comfortable ride soon with driverless auto. This technological progression will reduce the risk of accidents and traffic congestions.
GPS vehicle tracking
The advanced GPS tracking system can track the position of a vehicle at regular intervals. It is helpful for parents who have safety concerns for their kids when they learn to drive alone. With the use of the internet, the GPS device attached to a vehicle can provide the live location of the vehicle. Organizations and transporters also use these devices
Vehicle-to-Vehicle communication is an innovative technology that enables vehicles to communicate with their vehicles on the road. It will help the vehicles to get the message from the vehicle in the front in case it is suddenly slowing down or turning. It will prevent any accidents and crashes during automated driving.
Automated liftgates can make the shopping experience so much easier when both of your hands are full. The automated liftgates can automatically lift-up when they detect your key near the fob. The first car model for implementing this technology was Ford Escape in 2013. It is still the most convenient automobile available in the market.
The transportation industry has advanced in the past decade more than anything it did in history. From the new electric transit buses in big cities to banning of diesel cars from European city centres, we saw a lot of new changes in 2019. Meanwhile, car manufacturers are keen on introducing new electric car models. The biggest issue faced by the heavy-duty fleet electrification previous year was the charging infrastructure. In 2020, we will see a lot of new trends.
More electric truck fleets
The big companies, retailers, and shippers are now investing large amounts of money on electric trucks for beverage routes, quick deliveries, and short-haul distribution. Amazon announced their plans to buy 100,000 electric delivery vans from Rivian. Other shipping services like UPS, DHL, and FedEx have also bought electric trucks in smaller numbers. This has encouraged bigger automakers to start their production for electric trucks in the coming years.
Sustainable city transportation
Many European cities have already implemented a ban on diesel vehicles for the “green zones”. Similar efforts can be seen in America’s biggest cities in 2020. New York will be the first city in the US to implement congestion pricing for drivers who enter the city centres in Manhattan. London implemented the congestion in 2003, which has helped in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and pollution successfully. Los Angeles has been the most aggressive city in implementing sustainable transportation plans. The city wants all the new cards and city buses to be electric by the end of 2028.
Electric vehicle charging with clean energy
The electric vehicle industry has been growing their spread of EV chargers to make sure that the vehicles are being charged with clean energy. Some of the early adopters like the company Evgo are already implementing plans to power 100% of their charging network with renewable energy. The automakers BMW have partnered with Straus Organic Dairy Farm to install a methane biodigester. This device will convert the methane extracted from local cow waste into renewable electricity. They also have plans to charge their cars with solar power.
New tech company electric shuttle
There are only a handful of companies that are using electric commuter shuttles today, but by the end of 2020, we can see more companies adopting the cleaner commute options. More electric bus models will be available in the coming years, and the tech companies will be pressurized automatically to decarbonize their shuttle fleets. The battery for these electric shuttles will be considerably more efficient compared to the past models. The same plans will be adopted by schools and universities to provide clean commuting options to students. Virginia utility Dominion Energy made the announcement to deploy up to 1,050 electric school buses for the schools in Virginia.