Top 10 Advanced Car Technologies by 2020

Here is a list of top 10 advanced car technologies which could be a reality soon in the near future, let’s say by the year 2020.

Autonomous Vehicle


It is not a fully autonomous vehicle. By 2020 fully autonomous vehicles will be on roads but only in certain circumstances. Cruise control is now available in some cars which is a small step to fully autonomous cars.

Driver Override Systems


This also relates to autonomous technology, but it’s different because the car actively disregards your commands and makes its own decisions. Nowadays there are some cars that will stop if somebody fails to apply the brakes. But by 2020 we shall see the cars applying the brakes even if the driver has the gas pedal floored. The rapid increase in sensor technology will force a shift in priority for the cars.

Biometric Vehicle Access


In the recent years, there is a switch from keys to keyless entry and start will be followed by a switch to key-fob-less entry and start. In the Future we will be able to unlock and start our cars only by our fingerprint (or maybe your eyeball, but fingerprint readers are more likely than retina scanners). It is like some of the mobile phones which have Fingerprint Sensor to unlock them. It’s Exactly the same concept.

Comprehensive Vehicle Tracking


Insurance companies and some state governments are already planning about fees based on kilometers driven by a driver. By 2020 insurance companies will offer a reduced rate for drivers that agree to the full tracking of their behavior. This technology might remains voluntary, but likely in future insurance companies will require comprehensive driver tracking.

Active Window Displays


Head-Up Display (HUD) technology, known as a transparent display that represents data without requiring users to look anywhere else from the windshield. But as good as HUD is in 2015, by 2020 active glass capable of displaying vibrant images will be seen. It is a navigation system that actually highlights the next turn through the windshield as we reach there.

Remote Vehicle Shutdown


This technology already exists with OnStar using it to maximize advantage regularly. Recently the telematics company has shut down hundreds of stolen cars, to end police chases quickly and with little drama (though most drivers still don’t know it can be done, even drivers with OnStar…).

Active Health Monitoring


Ford Motor Company has previewed the idea of seatbelt or steering wheel sensors that track vital statistics, though with the rapid development of wearable technology means most cars will just be wirelessly paired with these devices like mobile phones. Now these are  combined with basic autonomous technology and we will get a car that can pull over and call paramedics when the driver gets a heart attack.

Four-Cylinder Supercar


Ford launched their all-new GT supercar using a twin-turbo V6. On the other hand, it may rub traditional performance on the wrong way, a lightweight V6 making over 600 horsepower will offer world-beating performance, especially if it’s got a light, carbon-fiber body to pull around. By 2020, there will be a first full-fledged car with 200-plus mph with a four-cylinder engine.

Smart/Personalized In-Car Marketing


Nowadays Ads are shown on facebook, twitter etc. according to our behavior. By 2020, cars would be fully connected to the internet. Hopefully, these will manifest as an opt-in feature, but also they will give personalized, location-based ads in car’s display.

Reconfigurable Body Panels


Nowadays, SUVs has seen increased demand, while truck sales have also increased. In the near future, an SUV with lightweight body panels and advanced motors that recall the roof and side glass into the lower body panels can come, which means a truck and SUV can come in one vehicle.

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