Technology makes our lives more efficient and safer. In terms of auto safety, features such as lane detection, automatic parking, and auto braking has made driving much safer and enhanced the overall driving experience. However, this is not the end of innovation, there are some more technologies in the design or production phase that are about to reach the markets.
Enhanced gesture control
With smartphones and laptops, the technology of using gestures has evolved greatly. The same technology is poised to enter automobiles as well. The new Multi Media Interface Systems will allow drivers to use fingers to write on the touchpad, and make quicker and efficient selections compared to writing on a touchpad.
Augmented Reality Heads up Display
Augmented reality systems have already made their way into our smartphones, and this technology will likely soon be available on our windshields.
Driver Assistance Systems
We are now slowly moving towards self-driving technology. While not every car will be able to drive itself in the future, we are getting closer to that point. For example, cutting edge driver assistance systems will use radars to create a circumference around the car that will sense accidents before they occur and will coordinate with other brakes to avoid them.
Communication with Other Vehicles
This technology will utilize advanced Wi-Fi to transmit their speed and location to avoid accidents and other hazards. This will help transmit traffic information that will ensure smooth traffic flow and less congestion on roads.
360 driver vision
Today, rear view cameras have become a necessity in most vehicles. However, this technology is poised to go a step further, and expand to a 360 degree view, which means, there will be no blind spots.
Wireless charging of smart devices
Although this is not really a safety feature, it deserves a mention. Many cars already come equipped with Wi-Fi hot spots, but auto manufacturing companies are now designing technology that can charge smart devices simply by entering the vehicle.
Night vision for pedestrian detection
Night vision systems already exist in the market, but are far too expensive. However, in the future, these night vision systems will likely enter the mainstream and become more affordable. The technology will enable drivers to detect oncoming pedestrians and animals in the dark. This feature will be particularly useful for drivers living in areas with thick wildlife.
This latest feature will adjust the cruising speed to match the speed to the vehicle ahead of you. It is likely that the technology will evolve enough to work just as effectively in stop and go traffic.
Our St. Louis car crash lawyers believes that these advanced technologies can potentially help eliminate many of the car accidents occurring so frequently on our roads.
If you or someone close to you has been injured a car wreck caused by another driver’s negligence, get in touch with a competent St. Louis car wreck lawyer at The Hoffmann Law Firm, L.L.C. to learn more about your rights.