With the above trends emerging at a fast pace, we are likely to see a lot more interesting things in the near future and an incredible transformation at breakneck speed. The future of this industry is quite exciting as we eagerly wait to see how far these emerging trends will develop. The automotive industry is presently confronting what could be its greatest transformation. Considering the sheer size of this industry, we can rightly say that it has the power to continue influencing the direction in which humanity will progress in future.
Technology-driven trends have always been revolutionizing the way in which automotive industry players react to the changing behavior of consumers, build partnerships, and bring about a change. Your generation will transforming the foreseeable future of the automotive industry.
We have been watching a lot of smart technologies making their way into automobiles. Connected vehicles will have the ability to share details about the driving conditions, such as sudden braking, speed, weather, and more. This is just the beginning of what, I could only assume would a technology similar to Wi-Fi, possibly becoming a standard feature on almost every vehicle. This is why topics like car sensors, vehicle transmissions, and wireless communications have been in extensive discussion during the last few years.
This is undoubtedly the emerging trend that has been ruling the automotive field. Though self-driving technology is not prevalent on the streets, it is being experimented all over the globe. Autonomous driving will soon rule the streets as well, thanks to the collaboration between many advanced technologies. From minimizing accidents caused due to drowsiness to letting drivers be more social with fellow passengers, the benefits of this technology are numerous. Ever since Google started experimenting with autonomous driving, this has been the topic of conversation in the field.
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What is perhaps most interesting about self-driving vehicles is that technology institutions like Google and Apple are at the forefront, not our existing auto manufacturers. Traditional manufacturers seem to be focusing on gradual introduction of smart technology, while the tech companies are going straight for self-driving models. Right now, car manufacturers work hard to provide new and more adventurous features with every new model, and that includes some smart features. Even the smartest cars on the market today only offer seconds of autonomy at a time.
The two main selling points of smart and self-driving vehicles are safety and convenience. The idea is that well-programmed computers and high-functioning sensors can control a vehicle more safely than a person, because computers cannot be distracted or put under duress.
Examples of existing smart features include collision avoidance, lane tracking, parking assistance, and more. All these features mean that the car will be able to override mistakes made by drivers. Convenience is another huge benefit of smart cars that is less discussed than safety. It does not simply mean that lazy drivers no longer need to pay attention to the road; it also means that elderly and disabled individuals will have broader mobility options. Self-driving cars especially have huge potential in this market.
Knowing these challenges Jaime, I think your two careers are perfect when we start seeing advanced smart car technology on the market.