Although introduced with great potential, the application of these car technologies in practice is still a long process that manufacturers need to actively research and the following technologies are worth waiting for. Future:
1. Virtual windshield technology:
Jaguar Land Rover technology turns the vehicle’s windshield into a smart display. With a full display of parameters such as speed, set gears, virtual racetracks or even “ghost car” simulations, this technology provides an extremely enjoyable driving experience, just like on other titles. racing game.
2. Headlight technology adjusts to the driver’s eyes:
Developed by Opel, the headlight technology is able to adjust the direction of the light according to the direction of the driver’s view. This system works thanks to a camera integrated with sensors, which “scan” the driver’s eyes and estimate the field of view, then the headlights will automatically adjust to the appropriate direction.
3. Vibrating windshield technology:
Simulating the windshield of a fighter aircraft, McLaren’s invention was born, meaning that the entire windshield wiper was eliminated on the car’s front glass. This technology uses sound waves with high frequency, creating a certain vibration that makes rainwater as well as dirt cannot adhere to the windshield surface.
4. Electromagnetic suspension technology:
In the 80s of the last century, the company specializing in audio equipment Bose suddenly entered the automotive segment with the project of an electric suspension system from Bose. The essence of this technology is based on the structure of magnets – electromagnetic coils inherent in loudspeakers. As a result, this system independently controls each wheel, thereby adapting to the road surface, increasing the vehicle’s damping ability.
5. Carbon fiber car shell technology with integrated battery:
The heaviest part of every electric vehicle is the battery. Therefore, the integrated and stored energy directly on the body panels of the vehicle will help reduce weight and optimize space. This technology was tested by Volvo in 2013, with the S80 owning the bonnet, trunk, doors and ceiling panels made of new materials.
6. Power generation tire technology:
Applying the physics of the piezoelectric effect, Goodyear once came up with the idea of a tire made of piezoelectric materials that can generate electricity by itself while the car is moving. The more the vehicle operates, the greater the friction of the road surface, the more fully charged the vehicle’s battery will be. Even this tire has the ability to “photosynthesize” when it can produce its own electrical energy through absorbing sunlight.
7. Phone wave lock box technology:
Inspired by the Faraday cage, Nissan’s Signal Shield technology helps drivers stay more focused while driving. The box has a rather special design with a layer of metal wire mesh lining the bottom, capable of blocking all signal waves of the smartphone placed inside, thereby preventing drivers from the temptation of using the phone while driving. driving.
8. Transformation vehicle technology:
The concept of transformative car technology was introduced by BMW through the 2016 Vision Next 100 concept. Built on the basis of a space-structured chassis, accompanied by a body plate made of special materials, this car is capable of change its shape dynamically. More breakthrough, the car’s headlights also work with the opening and closing mechanism like the human eye.
9. Semi-automatic driving technology:
Although not yet popular, semi-autonomous driving technology is gradually appearing on some models.
The Cadillac CT6, for example, is equipped with a feature called Super Cruise, which combines adaptive cruise control, blind-spot detection, lane-keeping assist and automatic emergency braking and a host of sensors to allowing the driver to completely take their hands and feet off the vehicle control system while the car can still keep the driver’s preset speed, stay in the right lane and keep a distance from the vehicle in front.
A camera mounted on the steering wheel also helps the system ensure that the driver doesn’t fall asleep or get too careless in this semi-autonomous driving mode.
10. Car communication technology:
V2V (Vehicle-to-vehicle) and V2I (vehicle-to-infrastructure) is a type of communication technology that allows vehicles to talk to each other, or people to vehicles as well as vehicles to surrounding infrastructure. around.
V2V works by using wireless signals to exchange information about direction, speed, position … between vehicles. As a result, vehicles can keep a safe distance, reducing the risk of collision.
Meanwhile, V2I allows vehicles to communicate with infrastructure such as signal lights or sign systems, receive information from management systems about traffic flow, traffic jams, etc. to help people The driver chooses the most convenient route at each time.