Featured Car Technology
You only need to look at the Tokyo Motor Show and your mind will be blown. Futuristic designs and next level technology that seems worlds away are featured on virtually every stand there.When looking at all of this featured car technology, it makes you wonder; what are our cars going to look like in the next 10 years and what features might they have?
Biometric vehicle Access
Car keys seem a bit outdated now, don’t they? Although putting a key into an ignition barrel is old news, a physical key is still needed for keyless entry and starts.
Although the fob can stay in your pocket, it’s still extra clutter that the customer doesn’t want.Manufacturers have recognised this and have started to patent their own entry and ignition methods via either a thumbprint or retina scanner. It shouldn’t be too hard to implement as this technology is already seen on our smartphones, building access and throughout airport security.
“I’m forever forgetting my keys so this would be a big help! It’d also make car sharing a much easier task as you wouldn’t have to organise who’s taking the keys where. I like the idea behind this a lot!” Mark Collins,Georgesons Cars.
The thought of your car being stolen is horrible. An item that is normally a vitalcog in a daily routine being ripped from your grasp will cause havoc and distress. Third party companies offer uprated security equipment such as an immobilisers and deadlocks.
A further feature that’s soon to be offered on all cars is a tracking device. You can pass this information to the police who can then simply follow the GPS and pick the car up and hopefully reprimand the thieves too. While this technology is already available, there are very few manufacturers who fit this equipment as standard or even as an option.
Imagine sitting on your computer one day and a video pops up, that video is of a police chase involving your car after it was stolen. Losing your car is bound to cause huge issues, so manufacturers and insurance companies are teaming up to try and render this problem obsolete.
Remote vehicle shutdown would enable you or the police to remotely disable your car for any would be thieves.This would not only reduce car thefts but also reduce the amount of road incidents as a result of reckless driving during police chases.
In Car Marketing
If you look at new cars now the majority will feature some sort of online connectivity. whether this is for traffic updates or dedicated web browsing, they’re virtually all connected in some way.
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When you browse social media or the internet now.Companies are able to target adverts at you depending on your location and habits. Imagine those kinds of adverts popping up on your satnav! Advertising local restaurants or hotels on long journeys, hopefully there’ll be an opt out feature, the likelihood however is slim…
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