Thanks to technology, the design and performance of vehicles has changed radically in 20 years (Getty)
It is clear that technological development has made a huge impact in the automotive industry, so things are not as they were two decades ago, to the extent that the design and performance of vehicles have changed radically thanks to technology.
What are the 6 most prominent trends in automotive technology in 2022, according to the specialized electronic magazine Focus2Move, in light of an interview he gave with the founder of SC Vehicle, Peter Mann?
Here are the details!
1 – Autonomous driving
You may have seen or heard of a self-driving vehicle. But a few decades ago, that was just a dream, and now it has become a trend in the current car market. Autonomous driving allows the car to control itself in certain situations, either to avoid accidents or to make driving more enjoyable, noting that the latest developments in independent driving come at different levels and at different prices as well.
Autonomous driving technologies include 5 basic dimensions:
- driver assistance
He appoints the driver of the car and he is in full physical and legal control. Driver assistance settings can be disabled or modified. The most important areas of assistance relate to some features such as monitoring the car’s surroundings using signals that indicate errors or lack of driver attention.
With partial automation, the vehicle system fully controls fuel, brakes and steering. Some vehicles also use sensors to monitor vehicle surroundings that can automatically follow the right lane or track a vehicle in front of it, and can also recognize speed change limits and adjust accordingly.
Partially controlled vehicles can overtake other vehicles on the road and perform evasive maneuvers to avoid accidents, while the driver’s responsibility is to monitor the environment and system at all times and intervene when necessary.
Conditional automation requires the vehicle to be in complete control of its surroundings, while the driver can handle other activities while in the vehicle without having to monitor the surroundings. However, the driver must be able to intervene immediately upon warning.
In this case, the driver plays the role of the passenger while the car is in complete control, and the driver can focus entirely on other things. He does not need to monitor traffic and will not be asked to take responsibility at any time. The vehicle must handle malfunctions and park it safely. The important thing is that the responsibility and legal consequences belong to the manufacturer.
These vehicles are so fully autonomous that they do not need a steering wheel or foot pedals for fuel and brakes. However, it should be noted that the current technology for these types of vehicles has not yet been fully developed, as there are many conditions that must be met before the production of fully automated vehicles can begin.
2 – electrification
For decades, or since their first invention, cars have relied on depleted fossil fuels, with negative consequences for the environment. To avoid this downward spiral, the solution came from developing fully electric cars that do not need to rely on fossil fuels, such as gasoline and diesel, to move from one place to another.
3 – Internet of Things IoT
The Internet of Things involves the interaction of vehicles with vehicles or other infrastructure to increase safety, improve handling, reduce pollution, and resolve issues such as traffic jams. Companies are building vehicles with different sensors that collect data about the vehicle and its surroundings to help it understand the environment in which it is traveling.
4 – Driver, vehicle and contactless interfaces
The way the driver interacts with his vehicle is of great importance. Drivers have long used switches, levers and knobs to use the various functions of their cars, up to the display of touch screen interfaces, which are numerous in most modern cars, but this technology has great risks, because it can distract the driver’s attention. But thanks to technology, there is an evolving trend of contactless vehicles replacing touch with commands and audible signals.
5- Preventive maintenance
In the future, you may not need to wait for the control light on the control panel whenever you encounter a problem, as advanced technology allows software monitoring of various parts and systems of the machine in order to warn you about any part that does not work before them. fail completely. Predictive maintenance uses machine learning to monitor your vehicle systems and report potential problems, giving you plenty of time to proactively repair or service your vehicle.
6 – Production of additives
The production of additives involves 3D printing of spare parts, thanks to which vehicle parts can be easily printed once viewed and the risk of failure is reduced.