Standard vehicles will evolve from assisting drivers only to taking full control of every aspect involved in driving by 2030, according to The Conversation. The ever-evolving industry of high technologies and constant releases of innovative ideas are disrupting the automotive industry in significant ways. As witnessed in CES 2020, showcasing the cars of the future, next-gen automobiles will have more advanced features from the way they look, function, feel, and how we drive and spend time inside them. While shared mobility and electric vehicles were the focus of the show, other innovations significantly impact the automobile industry.
AR in Auto Dealerships
Car buying is a process that many people avoid at all costs. The in-person negotiations, endless visits from one dealership to another, comparing models and prices, and reading customer feedback can take a toll on you. While car buyers still go through these processes, the increasing popularity of virtual showrooms and consumer-driven automobile data research and feedback are improving how customers make purchases. With augmented reality, dealerships don’t need to prepare and provide static articles explaining how a specific car model functions.
Consumers can interact with each technical aspect in an automobile and even personalize the car environment depending on their needs using AR technology. This technology allows consumers to project a vehicle’s digital image in the real world and inspect the car virtually. Using simultaneous localization and mapping technology, auto dealers can project the car’s 360 degrees impression. By educating and improving customer experience, augmented reality adds value to dealerships through enhanced marketing and increased sales.
Although driverless cars will function in the same way as with human drivers, artificial intelligence combined with other tech devices will replace human senses. Technologies facilitating the autonomy of self-driving cars include GPS trackers, sensors, automatic braking systems, mapping software, and lane-keeping assistance. These advances aim to improve road safety and comfort. The driverless car will also come jam-packed with innovative features like augmented reality window displays, voice command, and upgraded infotainment systems. That way, commuters can relax without worrying about controlling vehicles.
For decades, sun visors were simple, made of fiberboard and covered in a vinyl or fabric, and attached to a hinge. Technological advancements have enhanced the looks and functionality of sunscreens. During the CES 2020 car show, Bosch unveiled the virtual visor, which improves the driving experience by blocking sun glare.
Smart sun visors feature advanced technologies such as an LCD screen and an RGB camera that monitors the sun shining on the driver’s face. The virtual visor works hand-in-hand with artificial intelligence to identify facial features and track shadows. Then, an algorithm is utilized to detect the driver’s eyes and block sun glare to prevent blindness.
Experts predict that vehicles will feature sunlight-capturing tech in the future. Cars will load more power-sapping sensors to increase automation and enhance comfort. Nonetheless, vehicles will not rely on solar power. Instead, solar will supplement the automobile power source.