The future of automobile

Some say that the automobile in the near future, will be fuel efficient, non-polluting, and will basically drive itself… Will communicate with each other, with the road and with traffic signals. Vehicles of the future will help you drive in bad weather conditions, let you see around them, or warn you of a possible collision with living things. Maybe even wake you up if you’re falling asleep. Cars of the future will be radically different than the automobiles of today, and so will the driving experience.

Here are 5 articles on the subject that you might find interesting.

CES 2017 delivered a clear vision of the car of the future

By Ben Algaze (Digital Trend)
“To that end, automakers — and industry suppliers — are beginning to flesh out their visions of what the “mobility experience” looks like in the future. At CES 2017, the industry ticked off their goals and themes. Some were common across all of them, like a goal of ultimately reducing auto accident fatalities to zero by increasing safety via smarter cars with more sophisticated systems that can compensate for human driving errors. The other common theme was the desire to imbue the car with the same intelligence that make your smartphone such an integral part of your life. Beyond these, there are ways in which automakers are looking to differentiate their offerings.”

Should your self-driving car kill you to save a school bus full of kids?

By Dr. David Weinberger
“Self-driving cars will have two moral advantages over us: when networked they can see more of a situation than any individual human can, and they can be hard-wired to steel their nerves when it comes time to make the ultimate sacrifice…of their passengers.”

The next 10 years in car tech will make the last 30 look like just a warm-up 

By Alexander Kalogianni
“One way to qualify the passage of time is through technology eras, each hallmarked by the progression of transportation — from steam engine to internal combustion, jet propulsion, and so on. This is why flying cars and robot-piloted taxis remain a staple in science fiction narratives. But putting the Jetsons aside for a moment, what’s actually in store for the automotive world in the next few years?”

A Day in the Life of a Body Shop in 2035

By Ed Attanasio

“Only those that will adapt quickly enough to these innovations will survive, with training more important than ever before.”

Flying cars to be tested by end of 2017, says Airbus

“Airbus’s chief executive, Tom Enders, told a technology conference in Germany that it planned to test a small prototype vehicle by the end of the year.”