Often times when we look into the technology we are always talking about phones, laptops, consoles and so many more other technology-based items but did you know that we have often neglected some of the technologies that we should actually mention and these are yet the technologies that can change the world and make a change to the way see things and maybe, just maybe will even change our lives in the process of it.
Today we are going to talk about Technologies in Automotive. Yes, cars are nothing new, we drive them, sit in them, and go everywhere with cars. So are there even any differences? An engine, stereo, steering wheel with buttons, the seat that reclines, what more technology are there that we should mention? It is what makes up a car isn’t it? What more are there?
There is actually a lot! Do you not agree that when you go to the dealership to buy a car you won’t first see the specs? What is the infotainment system about? What is the size of the screen of the infotainment system? Are the gauge cluster speedometer clusters digital and if it is then what can be placed on that screen? Are there GPS included and are there Heads Up Display or HUD in the car? Are these not the things that you look at first? Those are the technologies that we are going to talk about but of course. What is the latest technology that is out there and more technology things. What are the techs found on cars?
1. Infotainment system
Infotainment system. That screen that is in the middle of the car and is either squeezed between passenger and driver aircond, or above or below the aircond, yes, that screen. Infotainment system is the important thing that we find in a car and why? Because it is the centrepiece of your car. It houses some settings that can be done in the car. You are able to adjust the ambient lighting colour if your car has that and it can also do settings for the driving style and more. It can also have GPS included to help you navigate. I believe if you have a higher end car, these techs are normal and if you are looking to buy a car, you will also already know this. But there is more on this in the future of cars that actually is already here. Electric cars also do have an infotainment system. But a key difference is that in an Electric car, it is not only to help with your settings and radio but even movies and netflix, literally an entertainment hub for while you charge your car. You can also play games on that. If you are in a Mercedes Benz S class that infotainment system also acts as an augmented reality GPS pointer for you so that you know which way to go! So no more is that boring O’infotainment system that only comes with radio and songs but housing more and more technology for your convenience.
Cars nowadays come with gauge clusters and are something very common. You look down a little to see the speed you are driving and quickly look up because your eyes need to also see the road and if you are not seeing things clearly then you will have to look down again and again quickly look up. Although this is something normal to us already but there is now something even better! Heads-up-display is the way to go. Although not all cars have them, there are more and more car companies that are trying to include them. Again going back to the Mercedes Benz S class, the infotainment gives you an augmented reality view and pointers in it to show you where you need to turn but actually this pointer also appears on the head-up-display which means that you will never need to get your eyes off the road! You can just see everything displayed on the glass for you on your windscreen. The future of automotive is heads-up-display and we cannot deny that. The heads-up-display today also gives you a lot more information of speeds, music, RPM of the engine and so much more and it is a joy to have it in your car.
3. Headlight displays
Audi is a car company that is leading in headlight technology. It is a fact and they are now working on a few things that we have never thought before and it is so amazing to have one day when it comes to everyone else. Headlights in our recollection and our thoughts about the future are just literally headlights. To shine our way in the dark. And then some car companies added a feature called “follow me home lights” which they will leave on for a little while before switching it off illuminating a little longer when you have locked your doors. And then there is now and there is Audi that breaks all traditional thoughts. Audi has now created headlights that can show you where your car is in the lane! Audi will show you through the lights and shine brighter at the sides to indicate where your car is in the lane, whether you are centre or at the side nearing the line and it will shine where the wheels are to show you that. Audi also has made headlight arrows that can show you through the GPS where you should turn and more when you are in the dark. Audi even made it possible for you to play games using the headlights liken to a projector! Although it is not that great of a game, you are able to park somewhere, charge the car while playing games using the headlights as a projector. This is a crazy invention with crazy innovation in mind.
So here are a few of the new upcoming things that are from the automotive industry with new technologies fitted into cars. We are closer and closer to the future of cars! Are you not excited about what car you are going to be driving in the future? That vision starts now! And if you would like to read more from us then head on to Teh Talk for more!