Mashable recently released an interactive article about the future of the car industry and how technology will transform vehicles over the course of the next ten years. The advances described in this article are based on the idea of a greener, safer and more affordable vehicle – all things that we are looking forward to in the years to come.
As concerns over climate change grow, consumers are already putting pressure on car manufacturers to reduce CO2 emissions. It is expected that this pressure will lead to some major changes in the way that vehicles run, with hybrids, plug-in hybrids, electric cars and fuel-cell vehicles becoming the norm for drivers around the world by 2025.
Adjustments will also be made to make engines more efficient, since about 95 percent of cars are will still rely partially on fossil fuels.
It is well known that human error is the main cause of accidents on the road, and autonomous vehicles have the opportunity to greatly reduce the risk of car accidents and injuries. There are four levels of autonomous driving that are currently being tested: Safety assistance, complex driver assistance, semi-autonomous driving and fully autonomous driving.
Not only will self-driving vehicles provide us with the opportunity to relax – or get more done – as we travel around town, they can also help elderly individuals to maintain their independence.
Auto sales are expected to increase enormously in developing countries over the next ten years, making small, inexpensive vehicles market leaders. According to Mashable, car ownership typically starts to gain momentum when income reaches between $10,000 and $20,000, and as income rises in developing nations, so will the number of vehicles owned.
Here at PermaPlate, we look forward to seeing how technology will impact the development of vehicles over the course of the next ten years. To help ensure that your vehicle looks and drives its best until you can catch a ride in a self-driving car, PermaPlate offers automotive protection programs like windshield protection, theft protection and pre-paid maintenance.