The idea of putting wheels under a flat piece of support was the first technology that changed the entire way we thought about movement. Today, every single day is marking a new milestone of developing that very same technology, one step at a time. From HD vision of who’s behind you to driverless riding - our perception of how we ride is changing every day.
However, new technology doesn’t always mean better or safer technology. It simply depends on the user how exactly he is going to take advantage of it. Even driverless cars are being subject to accidents here and there right now.
That being said, today, we will look at three of the latest technologies that can actually make your car safer. It’s no clickbait, rather the reality. Let’s check them out!
Obstacle Avoidance Technology
Trust me; this is going to revolutionize how we drive and behave on the streets. When you are riding a car, you can only see what’s happening in front of you and your sides through the windshield and the side windows.
However, whatever happens behind your back remains a mystery that could only be solved by the rearview mirror some decades ago. But today, almost all cars have camera systems set up on the back and the sides for optimum clarity and visibility.
This is how the blind spots are being opened up for the driver by using technology. Although cameras do ensure that you see what you couldn’t see normally, this doesn’t ensure any safety. It’s up to you to view it or not.
That’s why technology had the space to improve and develop. This is how sensors evolved. The blind-spot monitoring system can alert you if there’s any car within the blind spot and about to push your vehicle. It will automatically make you aware, and you can take prompt action.
Similarly, there are other sensors that work towards ensuring safety.
Electronic Stability Control System
This system isn’t something new for some of the advanced cars nowadays. The fact that it has been there since the ‘90s indicates that it’s almost three-decades-old technology. This system alerts you when there’s a skidding going on or about to occur.
The system will automatically control the vehicle and make it stable when you are skidding on the street. This eventually prevents accidents.
Lane Detection System
It’s very crucial to stay in your lane when you are riding your car. A sudden change of lane can be deadly once the vehicle comes towards you or from your back. Especially on the highways, keeping it out of the lane means a serious crash between cars.
A lane detection system will automatically alert the driver that you are moving out of your lane. It will continuously create a buzz to return to the lane you are supposed to drive in. This may prevent any possible collision and accident right away.
Forward Collision Warning System
Another such control system is this forward collision warning. If the sensors can detect a possible collision, they will promptly send signals that you need to take care of the situation and prevent the collision right now.
Some versions of this technology can also take control of the vehicle itself and allow the car to brake immediately to save the rider from a deadly accident.
The technologies that we have talked about till now are all automated and self-driving. This is the future of vehicles. Automatic systems can make your riding experience even smoother and more enjoyable.
Apart from these, there are many more automatic systems for cars that are emerging right now.
Automatic Light: The automatic light option can turn itself on when there’s darkness around. You don’t have to manually turn the lights on when you're passing through a tunnel, or there’s a sudden rain with dark clouds up. Similarly, the lights will turn themselves off when there’s natural light around.
Self-Parking: Big companies have already implemented this AI-based parking system. Once you move your car towards a suitable parking space, the car will automatically park itself. The sensors on the car will determine and detect the obstacles and objects around it to park without hitting anything.
Self-Driving; This is the newest technology that has been introduced by some giant vehicle companies. It doesn’t even need a driver to drive the car. The car is full of sensors that can measure and detect every single object around it to run through the traffic and safely reach the destination. You can even be in the driving seat and turn on auto-pilot mode to enjoy the advancement of technology.
Sensors are there to react to the situations around them. This is how car companies have been using reactive features in their productions. Some of the recent reactive features include adaptive cruise control and adaptive headlights.
Adaptive cruise control can easily detect and measure the vehicles ahead and alter the speed of your car. You don’t have to change the gears by yourself manually. This way, you can maintain a steady speed for as long as you need.
An adaptive light system also determines the natural lighting around and adjusts the illumination of your vehicle. This is also based on artificial intelligence and takes prompt action as needed.
The more we find out our potential to invent, the more advancement we are making in our lives. Vehicles and transports are no exception. Even the essential fuel is no longer essential today due to the evolution of electric vehicles.
However, technologies are beneficial only if we are in control. Gear-free technology is going to cause more havoc than a blessing. It’s equally true for the 3 technologies that we have mentioned here, too. If you are a tech-savvy guy, you better prepare yourself to adapt to these highly innovative technologies that are surely going to change the way we keep our cars safe.