Driven by digitalization making drivers’ daily lives easier and ever-increasing expectations in terms of technology, the vehicle of the future will be more ecological and smarter.
The automotive sector has evolved a lot over the last decade, in particular thanks to digitalization which has made the daily lives of users easier. Today, drivers expect these developments to continue and mobility offerings to become as convenient as other aspects of their lives. It’s a fact, consumers have ever higher expectations when it comes to technology. And it must be said that brands are also pushing in this direction in order to offer new services that are intended to meet this demand.
Thus, 6 out of 10 people believe that by 2030, it will be enough, thanks to augmented reality glasses, to simply think of an application for it to open. While this may still seem crazy today, it is also not inconceivable. But even if it is interesting to project ourselves on the technologies that will revolutionize our daily lives by 2030 or even 2050, let’s focus more on those that are already used, especially through the IoT where integration is the most telling for the automotive industry.
The car of tomorrow: from science fiction to reality
25 years ago, Luc Besson staged in the Fifth Element a futuristic world with flying cars in the New York of 2263. If the AéroMobil company has already created similar vehicles still in the test phase, the marketing should be effective by the decade 2030. Moreover, since the 1st September, the semi-autonomous car was authorized on French roads.
At the same time, during the last CES in Las Vegas, BMW unveiled its “Theatre Screen”, a 31” panoramic screen inside its vehicles, while Cadillac praised the merits of its autonomous car. luxury called Innerspace. With the presentation of these new models, it is clear that the vehicles that will soon be on the market are no longer content to help people move around. Beyond major innovations, integrated technologies also have a greener and smarter scope, transforming cars into real technological machines in their own right, gradually taking us out of the model of simple motor vehicles. It will thus be possible to access multiple services, accessible from advanced infotainment systems and to benefit from levels of comfort never before achieved.
These changes are changing the way we think about driving. For example, the progress that has been made in recent years allows drivers to have a large number of intuitive and very useful options at their disposal, such as their parking application, navigation services, messaging or even music streaming directly available in vehicles, making the daily experience ever smoother. Motorists no longer have to juggle multiple contact points. Instead, they have access to all the necessary tools directly from the central control of their vehicle. In addition, these innovations will at the same time contribute to making cars cleaner, more economical and much more efficient to continue the revolution in the automotive sector.
Reinventing the urban experience through technology
In-vehicle technology isn’t just about convenience, it also helps make cities more enjoyable. The fight against pollution in urban areas remains a priority for a large number of territories. Today, 40 million people live in the 115 largest cities of the European Union and are exposed to air that contains at least one pollutant whose level is above the thresholds defined by the WHO. Moreover, children living near denser roads where heavy vehicles circulate in particular are twice as likely to suffer from respiratory problems as those living in less congested streets.
To combat the many growing environmental challenges, efforts should be fully focused on new technological innovations. In particular, they make it possible to precisely identify the points of road congestion, to visualize the free parking spaces, to contribute to reducing the levels of atmospheric pollution and the unnecessary consumption of fossil fuels, while making travel faster and more efficient. Alongside these advances, the electrification of transport networks will also contribute to rethinking the use of fuels, by limiting dependence on fossil fuels, the costs of which are increasingly volatile, and which do not help in the fight against Pollution.
All of these innovations will have a positive impact on reducing average car journey times. Cities will therefore be less congested and more pleasant to live in.
Motorists looking for a parking space lose a lot of time and often take complicated routes, with fuel-guzzling vehicles, which contribute more to air pollution.
The use of more ingenious technology in vehicles shows that automotive progress is not content to embellish our daily lives, but is a real game-changer in terms of transport.