1) Autonomous vehicle
- The unmanned vehicle can sense the changes in the outside the automobile through different output values of the sensor attached to the car and can take actions without a human’s response.
- The vehicles can park by themselves.
- The human can let go of the control of the car, and lay back to relax.
- The smart vehicle alerts the human if he/she has to take over the driving.
- The sensors like GPS, Satellite navigation, laser light, radar, ultrasonic sensor, crash sensor, ABS, and computer vision are crucial for the automobile to perform foolproof tasks.
- The smart system built-in the four-wheeler can detect blind spots and possible crash.
- The luxury smart cars are very pricey.
2) Driver Override System
- Integrated electronic system.
- The command over the vehicle taken over by the car irrespective of the human input.
- The override systems include Anti-braking systems, crash avoidance systems, and Electronic brake distribution, etc.
- The mixed signals from the acceleration and the brake sensed by the smart pedal, and determines the malfunction, and directs the computer to stop the vehicle in a safe condition.
- The override system works when the driver accidentally brakes, and accelerate at the same time, any object pressing the pedal even when the driver is not applying any force on the pedal, and if the vehicle is speeding up beyond the speed limit.
3) Biometric Vehicle Access
- The fully automated process of monitoring systems used for verification purpose to gain manual access to the vehicle.
- The biometric access employed in cars include facial recognition, iris recognition, fingerprint recognition, voice recognition, automatic engine starter, driver identification, biometric seats, and hand geometry.
- Live biometrics provide features like anti-carjacking, anti-alarming, and anti-theft. – The fingerprint sensor system can store within nine fingerprints.
- The high-end luxury cars like BMW, Mercedes, Audi, etc. are using this technology. – If in case there is a person overriding the system the entire data collected and sent to the owner of the car.
4) Comprehensive Vehicle Tracking
- The real-time position of the car obtained by using different sensors.
- The stolen vehicles found through GPS tracking systems.
- The radio or cellular transmitters also get the job done like GPS systems.
- The passive tracking method collects the data from the GPS, and feed it to the computer.
- The active tracking systems include tracking the vehicle from a central position.
- When cellular data is available both active, and passive tracking systems work. – The data including the car’s position sent to the server when the signal is available.
- If the network is not available, the data stored in an internal device, and later sent to the server when the network is available.
5) Active Window Displays
- Initially developed for military application.
- The high-end luxury cars have employed Heads-up display(HUD) to alert the driver.
- The information displayed includes fuel level, mileage, speed, smartphone activities, Bluetooth connection, and temperature.
- The advanced navigation system employed in the heads-up display through enhanced road view, satellite, and low light cameras.
- The display allows the driver to make calls.
- The system for HUD can installed very quickly.
- The future of cars will have built-in HUD.
6) Remote Vehicle Shutdown systems
- Many OEM’s car investing a lot of money to keep the cars safe from theft.
- If the car borrowed from a retailer fails to make payments, the owner can remotely shut down the car’s ignition.
- If there is the high-speed chase of a thief, the police can halt the car.
- Through mobile communication systems, the stolen car can be shut down.
- Global tracking system helps in locating the cars.
- The companies like General Motors equipped many cars with Remote Vehicle Shutdown systems.
- The starter interrupter devices installed in millions of cars in the United States.
7) Active Health Monitoring
- When the driver is driving to a far distance and experiences body pain, and ends up losing focus on the road, it will cause accidents.
- The car monitors the health of the driver, if something is wrong, it stops the car on to the side in a safe manner, and alerts the nearest hospital.
- Ford company is leading in Active Health Monitoring systems in their cars.
- The concept was recently discussed and already made its way into the cars on the roads.
- ECG monitors installed in the car seats.
- The driver’s glucose level and sugar levels monitored.
- The safety of the driver and the passenger ensured.
8) Laser Headlights
- The laser headlights are thousand times brighter than LEDs.
- The power consumption is significantly less.
- The visibility clearance is very high.
- The laser headlight can light up more roads than traditional headlights.
- The reflected beam from the laser lights is safe for the opposite drivers to look at directly.
- The first car to adopt the new headlights is the BMW i8.
9) Connected Cars
- The smart vehicle equipped with WLAN.
- The internet access shared between the cars.
- The driver can reach the destination faster by acquiring current traffic data.
- If any breakdown of the car occurs, the connected breakdown service gets notified.
- The entertainment of the driver and the passenger improved by connecting to hotspot or WLAN.
- The driver alarmed about potential hazards crash.
- The driver assisted in driving by the sensor output.
10) Smart mirrors
- Integrated navigation system.
- Integrated GPS system.
- Equipped with entrainment.
- Internal storage device available to store songs, and movies.
- The mirrors used the reverse camera.
- The mirrors display best apps.
- Internet access provided.