High-tech technology is already in most upcoming cars and it’s addition to the cars are obviously making the prices rise. These features make cars that in offers faster, efficient, safer and cooler. They keep pushing the technology boundaries there are in the world. Here are some new inventions in the car technology world.
Today, plenty of technologies compete aiming to replace the fossil fuels dependence that are unfriendly environmentally and run out eventually. The fuels that are renewable include ethanol and biodiesel and they are considered significant, though they are controversial. However, there is lots of debate about using crops for fuel making than food.
Here considering Hybrid cars is the best as it presents a combination of electric motor with internal combustion engine to deliver fuel efficiency. The hybrid cars ensure clean transportation, producing zero emissions and now the automakers have come with recharging wall-socket capability.
Systems to Avoid Collision
Toyota is now with latest safety technology as it stops close to another car avoiding a collision. This system was developed to detect collisions in the rear-end. Today’s cars are safer, with mandatory air bags, safety belts, and a list of standard safety features such as stability control and anti-lock brakes.
Many companies are working on this concept. Volvo is the first to make a low-speed system to avoid crash with XC60 in its crossover SUV. Volvo uses a cross of radar and laser that it reduces the crash force up to 18 miles an hour. Thus Volvo keeps a check in averting collision. The use or laser or radar featuring adaptive cruise controls maintains a distance on the highway from other vehicles.
A Nissan Motor Co to deal with more complex and crowded world came with smarter technology that is more software. The cars came with Lane Departure prevention feature. There is now the navigational aid, GPS using the global positioning satellites to reach places.
Now taking a step further, a car can sense if you are too tired to drive or have taken to excessive drinking. The systems will take a note of your face and eyes for alertness signs. Now those systems are highly complicated and too expensive. For instance, Volvo has sensing technology for lane departure to detect as sleepy drivers jerk and the system recommends the driver to take rest.
In fact, the all-electric cars are also anticipated to become a smart grid communicating with power grid and identifying the right time to recharge.
High-strength, Low-weight Materials
Weight plays a crucial role in fuel efficiency and crashes. This is one of the reasons that the automakers are putting cars on high-fiber to lose weight.
Volkswagen L1 concept car has carbon fiber-reinforced plastic body, the CFRP. Cars must become lighter in weight. But, now consumers are asking for more comforts inside the vehicles that the technical latest wizards and other ensuring comfortable ride are sure to increase weight. Thus the CFRP works as fiberglass that long strands are spun using carbon fiber and is arrange into a cloth, while a plastic gooey material is soaked into carbon fiber forming a mold, the combination hardens and the result is lightweight and strong. This is expensive and is yet uncommon among the cars that are mass-produced.