Self-Driving Technology (AT): The auto business has been transformed in the past few years due to the development of a wide range of driver-assistance technologies. Although we’re still years away from having a autonomous vehicle, the manufacturers have made small steps towards that goal. Through this, they’ve contributed to making roads safer and accidents less likely. These features are even available on pre-owned cars particularly from top-end brands such as Audi.
Adaptive cruise control first came into use in the early nineties, but it wasn’t until the ’90s that it was made available on all motor automobiles. It operates using LIDAR which has the ability to precisely map the surroundings roads. The information used can be used to keep a certain space from any vehicle ahead.
Braking Assist makes use of the same fundamental technique. If the car in front is stopped abruptly the brake assistant will immediately use the brakes. This will eliminate the “thinking time” that is related to the braking distance. It’s true that it’s not able to cut down on braking distance completely but how fast the vehicle is moving will be a significant factor in the overall distance of braking.
Lane assist functions by keeping an eye on the lines that run between the two sides of the vehicle. If the vehicle appears to be drifting towards the next lane, it’ll emit an alarm to alert the driver, or shift the steering wheel in the opposite direction, correcting the issue.
Parking assistance is one of more modern advancements. They build on the successes of parking sensors as well as cameras that are rear-facing, allowing the system to automatically slide the car into a parking spot. Because the safety issues associated with parking cars are much less risky than driving on roads it is a field of automation that we could be seeing become a reality very soon.
The transition to electric cars is gaining momentum. The number of electric passenger vehicles is now at 10 million, up from almost nothing in the course of a decade. It’s possible to witness an internal combustion motor disappear completely over the next 10 years. Although there are environmental risks associated with the manufacturing of lithium-ion batteries reality is that cars that use lithium-ion batteries are an important element in the fight against climate change, particularly when fire and efficiency issues are addressed.
Most of the time, the latest cars are equipped with advanced infotainment systems inside that respond perfectly with voice-controlled commands. This means that you will not have to mess around on the dashboard, and possibly distracting yourself when driving.
Smart Car Technologies
Make use of CarPlay as well as Android Auto allow your smartphone to seamlessly integrate with your car’s infotainment systems. This means greater functionality and less intrusion into your phone during driving.