Mind Blowing Car Technology

If you were one of those kids that watched the Jetsons and wished you could be rocketing to work and the supermarket in a tricked out hovercraft, then you are likely still gaga for high tech cars. Let’s see where we are on a 2015 Forbes review of technology expected to turn sci-fi to reality by 2020.

Autonomous Vehicles

Autonomous cars weren’t predicted to hit the test market until well after 2020. Although some automation has already been incorporated in cars on the road (lane correction and collision avoidance for example), no fully automatic car is yet available on car lots. However, Ford showcased a 2017 next-gen Fusion hybrid that’s an autonomous care. It is slated to join Ford’s test fleet.

Driver Override Systems

In this technology, the car disregards your commands and makes a decision to avoid accidents. There were cars that stop when you fail to apply the brakes in 2015. But by 2020, we can expect cars to apply the brakes even if you put the gas pedal to the floorboard, based on the car’s artificial intelligence. If this makes you a little nervous, you are not alone. Car manufacturers have been slow to offer this spooky technology that could save lives or make drivers feel like they are no longer in charge.

Bio-metric Vehicle Access

We don’t have to wait for the evolution of technology like keyless entry that utilizes your thumbprint to open doors and start the engine. A future addition could use your eye to identify you via bio-metric technology.

These are just a few of the latest mind blowing things that you never thought cars would do. The flying Jetson hovercraft is not as far away as you might think.

 

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