The future of cars: its not science fiction

by Nathan Michael - Posted 6 months ago

The future of cars: It’s not science fiction

Cars cannot fly – yet, that it is. With all of the advancements in automobile technology, ruling out the chance that cars could fly in the future might be short-sighted. While a flying car might still be far in the future, consider these advancements in automobile technology that would have seemed like science fiction not so many years ago but are common today.

GPS. Tell your car where you want to go, and it will tell you how to get there. Most cars today come with GPS systems. Even if you have an older car or purchase one without a GPS built in, you can pick up a GPS system that is fairly inexpensive. Still, some people enjoy the fun of planning out their own route the old-fashioned way–with a map!

Cameras. Another addition to car technology that has become common is the back-up camera. These cameras allow drivers to see those blind spots behind the car, cutting back on accidents. Even better, some cars now come equipped with front cameras or surround view cameras. Like the GPS, if your car does not come with a back-up camera, you can easily purchase one yourself.

Computers. Computers have been a part of automobile technology for quite some time. How they function in cars has evolved in fascinating ways. Computers that gather enough data to allow cars to be self-driving may still be hard to accept for some people. The software that works with radar, sensors, vision systems and cameras is continuously being upgraded as the move toward autonomous vehicles continues.

Some of these advancements have become so common place that many people don’t even think about them. However, just a few years ago the technology simply did not exist to allow such options in automobiles. And self-driving cars? Now that really was science fiction, science fiction that has become reality. It certainly raises the question – what will be next?