Top 5 Innovative Technologies in Today’s Automotive Industry

Top 5 Innovative Technologies in Today’s Automotive Industry

Top 5 Innovative Technologies in Today’s Automotive Industry

 

Technology is constantly advancing and in the world most popular industry, it is fittingly beneficial to have these developments. We will highlight some of the most current impactful innovative technologies in the automotive industry.

 

  1. Google Driverless Cars

In December of 2014, Google unveiled the first driverless car that has actually been tested on public roads! This funny looking prototype has been seen flaunting its headlights and driving very well, even on tight corners. Google managed to design this self-driving technology that is fully equipped with sensors that dictate the vehicles road safety.

 

  1. Smart Cars

Google and Apple have indirectly shared a competitive motivation that drives both companies to reach new tiers in technological advancements. Google’s partnership with Android has resulted in innovations with integrated cellular technologies inside of automobiles. Android Auto unlocks the ability for drivers to access GPS, Stream Music, and use a few other applications. Apple on the other hand has taken this one-step further and actually features the whole famous iOS operating system onto the built-in display of cars. They call it CarPlay. Both innovations are being widely adopted amongst automotive companies today.

 

  1. V2V Communications

This cooperative approach of communications has proven to help aid the tragedies associated with vehicle collisions. It has been documented that the United States spends about $300 billion per year on restituting car crashes. Consequentially, Vehicle-to-Vehicle communications allows automobiles the ability to talk to each other sort of speak. A prime example of V2V is for drivers to warn other drivers of accidents and traffic jams at their location. This would influence them to either avoid those roads or to take extra caution when approaching the specified location. Cadillac is the first to introduce this advanced connected service, but hopefully more companies will follow the trend.

 

  1. Start and Stop System

To help reduce idling and unnecessary fuel consumption, the Start and Stop systems automatically shut down and restart the internal combustion engine. The fuel economy gains range from a reported 5-10%. This technology has existed since the 1970s, but is seemingly only being adopted in the recent years by large companies like BMW, Fiat, and Mercedes etc.

 

  1. Automated Manual Transmission (AMT)

This system of transmission is a hybrid between the classic Manual and advanced Automated transmissions. This technology was first seen by the world in Formula 1 racing. Consequentially, the technology has proven so successful that it is now beginning to become more widely adopted. With companies looking to improve fuel consumption while maintaining the same functionalities, this is an excellent advancement in technology. In fact, AMT offers a 5% reduction in fuel consumption when compared to automated transmissions in the same vehicles.