While the automation is knocking on our doors, it is expected to transform the cars parked in our garages soon. The automotive industry is currently going through a radical transformation with artificial intelligence and other technologies. This transformation will use artificial intelligence to change the way you drive and experience the drive through a connected car. And not only revitalize the experience but also ensure the safety and security of passengers as well. So, buckle up your seatbelts and be ready to drive to the future.
Technology had taken leaps when they designed the first self-driving car. And you can expect the future to be even better at it. The driver wouldn’t even need, and the car will drive itself. So imagine yourself sitting on your couch enjoying all the entertainment, doing your work and reaching the destination at the same time without hiring any chauffeur. And when we talk about the entertainment, we mean from music to lighting you can adjust anything as per your mood.
Innovation in sensors is continued for a long time now. These sensors will drive the driverless car. The technology will use the sensors to determine the surroundings and let the car perform based on it. And other sensors like LiDAR, radar, cameras and ultrasonic also help in managing the safety and security of the vehicle. Recently, Raven has developed a Raven dash camera that sets on the dashboard and gives information about your car, including car problems, speed, fuel level, and much more to ensure your safety.
The cars are expected to build a real connection with other cars and the traffic lights with the help of Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) and Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) technology using the satellite. This can be helpful in preventing major accidents from happening by adjusting the vehicle speed and distance based on the situations and also ease the traffic congestion.
Safety can be improved even better with V2P “Vehicle to Pedestrian” technology which senses information about its environment and communicates it to other vehicles, infrastructure, and personal mobile devices. You can communicate with the outer world using the care assistants to schedule meetings, navigate to the desired location, or send text messages with voice commands, especially when your car doesn’t drive itself. V2X “Vehicle to Everything” technology interconnects all types of vehicles and infrastructure systems with another, including cars, highways, ships, trains, and airplanes.
Telematics is an essential tool for assessing the behavior of drivers for a variety of purposes. You can use telematics to determine the insurance premium of a driver based on the driving pattern. And automotive companies can use telematics to monitor the maintenance service and vehicle diagnosis.
Internet of Things (IoT)
The Internet has entered our world and majorly impacted our lifestyles and now is the time it will enter in our car. Many companies have already started working on a car with access to the internet and the cloud. And you can use the internet to start the car, turn on the AC, check your parking location before you even enter the car.
Technologies like the GPS navigation system, keyless ignitions, and camera systems are expected to improve by connecting them to the internet. This will improve the overall experience of passengers. Another technology V2C “Vehicle to Cloud” exchanges information about the vehicle with a cloud system and connects with industries like energy, transportation, and smart homes to make use of IoT.
Brain to Vehicle Technology
Technology can also read a human’s brain to judge their decisions. AI can analyze and anticipate the decisions of a human brain and warn them if their decision is not appropriate. This technology helps in preventing major accidents and warns about unfair driving practices. It works with a headset dotted with electrodes that press directly against the scalp of your body.
Now, that we have discussed the expected technologies let’s see the timeline of the implementation of these technologies in our lives. We expect it to happen in a phased manner. The stages of achieving the ultimate connected autonomous car will be as follows:
Stage 1: Connecting the car
The first step towards the future begins with connecting the car with the internet and other concierge services. Also connecting the car with Bluetooth will help drivers make and receive hands-free calls. Many car manufacturers have already achieved this stage with existing cars.
Stage 2: Infotainment
The next stage is to work on the infotainment system of cars. Smartphone and other mobile apps have special designs to suit the most entertaining infotainment system. And considering the recent developments in technology, a well-advanced infotainment system has become a requirement for most of the cars. A good infotainment system connects with most of the apps and provides the best entertainment you could expect.
Stage 3: Software and Data Management
The development in this stage is a lot left. In this step, car technology takes a leap forward by implementing all the software updates. And to update your car, you don’t need to visit any service center you could do that just sitting in your car through the internet. This whole process is conducted over the air (OTA) without facing any inconvenience at all.
Stage 4: Autonomous Cars
The last and final step towards the ultimate connected car is to get it autonomous operational. The most predictable future today lies in a car that drives without any human interference, provides a great infotainment system and connects to the internet. With the introduction of artificial intelligence, new transportation models, and enhanced user experience, the automotive industry is going through a radical transformation.
That’s all that we could think about how connectivity will drive the future of the car. And when it comes to predicting the future, there is no full stop to your imagination. And how exactly will you be driving your car in the next few years we really don’t know, but we really know where it is leading. Well, I guess cars will always remain one step ahead of humans, so be ready for some great surprises in the automotive industry.
In conclusion, vehicle connectivity is essential to most of the major automotive technological advancements over the last 1-2 decades and will continue to impact the way people feel transportation going forward.
Day by day, we are moving closer to the ultimate car experience with the support of artificial intelligence, connected to the internet and the car driving itself. We know that no matter what changes happen the overall experience of traveling in a car will only get better from what it is now. So we hope you enjoy this untravelled, unseen road towards the future while connectivity drives it for you.