Cars and technology are industries that have been going hand-in-hand for quite a while now, and the positive effects of technology over the automotive industry are obvious: cars are faster, safer and smarter than ever, all to the benefit of the drivers and passengers using them.There are also numerous technology-centered car concepts out there, each giving us a glimpse of how the future of transportation might look like, so it’s safe to say that there’s more to see from car technology. While it’s not always rainbows and butterflies, the advantages outweigh the disadvantages in most cases. Here are 5 facts uncovering the benefits and drawbacks of the latest car technology.
The Future is Electric
Some might argue that obtaining the electric energy required to power a grid that keeps all cars running would also be a polluting process, so switching to electric vehicles will just mean trading one evil for another, but given the example set by Tesla, which relies heavily on solar power to gather the required electricity to power their charging stations, and their plans to integrated solar panels directly in the roof of their cars, it’s safe to say that the future might be a green one after all.
The Future is Smart
With everything around us becoming smart, it’s no surprise cars are getting in the loop as well. Various types of assisted driving systems have been in use for years, but they are really blooming now thanks to technology. Cars can now keep their speed and lane or park autonomously, and we’re mere steps away from having fully autonomous cars roaming the streets. Companies such as Google, Tesla, Volvo and Audi have already demonstrated such capabilities, but they are still in the testing phase. It’s just a matter of time until we share the streets with self-driving cars.
The Future – We’re Not Ready Yet