With all the reports of flying cars dominating headlines across the world, one would be forgiven for thinking that we are living in the twilight zone or in a dystopian future. The reality is that the 21st century has brought a wide range of technological advancements that continue to expand the human race’s horizons.

10 trends in the automotive industry will have various effects on different industries.

Driver Assistance Technology will be more of a feature

This type of technology is mainly for level 2 vehicles and features cruise control and emergency braking. The cars still require full engagement from the driver. With growing scepticism around fully driverless cars, the introduction of this technology seems like a soft entry into the market.

Sensors inside vehicles

This is one of the trends in the automotive industry that is set to help improve the overall driving experience. By being able to detect driver fatigue and distractions, these sensors can help to prevent accidents. These sensors are also useful for automating lighting, temperature and seat adjustment to suit passenger preferences. Monitoring drivers and capturing passenger data is the main aim of having these sensors.

Nexus

Bell’s flying car concept has completely changed the game. Set to be used for UberAir as a flying taxi service, the hybrid is expected for release in 2025.

Vehicle to everything (V2X) technology

We’ve seen how the Internet of Things has transformed households, but V2X takes it to a new level. Vehicles can detect all other connected objects around. V2X mainly has a mission that is about “helping you to see the invisible”.

More trends in the automotive industry:

  • Car data to help cities run more efficiently
  • Electrification
  • Multi-purpose concept vehicles
  • Voice tech focus
  • Self-driving vans
  • VR entertainment systems for passengers
  • Hydrogen vehicle popularity