Technological innovations have been rampant in the car industry since its beginning. Every year the public is introduced to new, innovative ways that manufacturers mean to keep them safe, entertained, or comfortable while driving their vehicles. With the dawn of 2017, you may be considering what amazing new technology to be on the lookout for. So, here are a few of the new technologies you might see some time this year.
Self-driving cars have been in the works for some time now. With companies like Google, Tesla, and now Chrysler working diligently on making this dream a reality. Though none of these companies has released full versions of this prototype technology to the public, it is safe to say that they are getting close. Chrysler is building several
With cars that drive themselves, it is a very obvious step to make sure that they can communicate with each other. Like traditional cars are communicated by the use of turn signals and brake lights, new cars will communicate by transmitting signals directly to one another’s computer system by using onboard WiFi. Cadillac is producing this new system in their 2017 CTS Sports Sedan. The vehicle-to-vehicle communication will enhance the driver’s ability to make decisions while in the vehicle, these can be related to traffic, weather, and route planning. Cadillac’s system will even read traffic lights to let the driver know how long before they get a green light. This type of technology will help prevent accidents and may also reduce highway gas mileage.
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The revolution of the electric car is beginning to emerge. Several brands are now following the footsteps of Tesla and creating entirely electric cars. The Chevrolet Bolt is currently at the top of the consumer list because of its impressive driving range and lower price. Kia and Volkswagen have also released electric vehicles, and it's worth checking them out too. Electric cars can save you a great deal of money if you have a daily commute to work that cost you a
Partially electric cars may also be something worth keeping an eye out for. A vehicle with an electric rear axle is less costly than a true four-wheel drive and still adds much-needed assistance in certain conditions.
2017 does look as a promising year for motorists who love cool technology. Driving is dangerous and it is great to see that soon, it can be made a little safer. Remember, roads are hazardous - be safe, and buckle up.