The vehicle manufacturing industry has been going through constant innovations for the last few decades. The changes are also because of the continuous rise in the arrival of new technologies to support the vehicle manufacturing process.
New technologies are making vehicles more reliable and digital than before. The industry is working on bringing new changes the way cars operate. Some of the future technologies that are expected to be seen shortly are as follows:
1. More fuel-efficient
The new standards for vehicle manufacture are focusing to work on increasing the fuel efficiency of vehicles considerably. At the same time, the focus is to develop hybrid engines that are powered by the combination of battery power and fossil fuel. At the same time attempt to create low-cost electric cars is also taking place that can run a distance of 300 km in a single charge.
2. Predictive technology
The improvement in predictive technology in cars is taking place at a fast pace. The predictive technology is becoming more and more efficient and providing a more personalised driving experience. The integration of Artificial Intelligence(AI) and Machine learning (ML) with the vehicle manufacturing process had raised the vehicle manufacturing standards significantly. The development of a new algorithm will predict the overall health of the vehicles from all parameters. The cars are expected to predict when they need to be serviced and in what aspect.
3. Self-driving cars
Many companies are making an effort to develop self-driving cars. Many of such companies are even testing these vehicles on open roads. These safe driving vehicles will operate using autonomous technology that will predict the way. Many cars are already equipped with driver assisting technologies such as automatic-braking sensors, self-parking capabilities, motorway lane sensors, mapping technology and adaptive cruise control. The acceptance for self-driving cars on open roads has still to come from the state transportation departments, but the technology is becoming popular among the masses.
4. Customised driving
The automobile industry is one of the most data-driven sectors of the world. The vehicle manufacturing companies collect data about vehicles usage from their smart vehicle software placed in the vehicle. They collect data about during patterns, route maps, braking usage, etc. The focus is on developing technology that is more users centric and runs the vehicle according to habits and preference of the customer. The companies will try to gain more customer loyalty by providing a better-customised driving experience.
5. Better data security
The vehicles software is always under cyber attacks, as they possess potential information about vehicle usage and driving patterns. General motors were recently a victim of attacks by hackers. The industry is now working on developing a technology for smooth transaction of user data and preference from the vehicle to the manufacturer with more advanced security.