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Futuristic Car Tech Driving the Auto Industry Forward

There are always advancements being made to develop futuristic car tech. Some of the best things from science fiction are now true. Self-driving cars and interactive vehicle control systems that make driving and using things better are just two examples of modern car technology.

However, most new technologies focus on making things safer, which could help a lot with the 1.5 million road deaths that happen every year. This is very welcome news, given the tragic deaths that occur on the roads of the world. For safety alone, new technology only benefits us.

Of course, some technology revolves around entertainment and an improved driving experience. Yet some of the most appealing help with safety and reducing carbon emissions. So, here are some of the most cutting-edge technologies that are now being used.

Self-Driving Cars

Self-driving or autonomous cars reduce the need for human-driven cars and could change the way people get around. Autonomous vehicle fleets make it easier to deliver things to the last mile, cut down on downtime, and try to make mass transit a bit safer. For example, knowing a good car accident lawyer is always helpful. But AI-enhanced computer vision in self-driving cars helps cut down on accidents caused by drivers who are tired, careless, or just don’t drive well.

Futuristic Car Tech Includes Connectivity

Digital identities that can’t be changed make it easy to track vehicle data for insurance and tax, safe driving, preventative analysis, and fleet management. Sharing your information about vehicles helps both the customer and the whole mobility ecosystem. Startups and scaleups create ways for cars to connect and share data with each other, with a grid for electric vehicles, and with public road infrastructure technologies such as ANPR tracking systems.

AI is Being Used More and More

Robotic automation in the automotive industry makes use of artificial intelligence technologies such as machine learning, pattern recognition, and computer vision. These help self-driving cars go where they need to go, manage their fleets, help drivers be safer, and improve services like vehicle maintenance or insurance. AI isn’t new to the auto sector and is also used in the production of cars, where it accelerates the rate of manufacturing and helps to cut costs.

The EV Revolution

Fossil fuels only hurt the environment, so we need to encourage people to use electric transportation. EVs need to solve problems like high prices, bad batteries, lack of charging stations, vehicle electrification, and charging grids that are powered by renewable energy for more people to buy them. These problems help reduce your gas emissions from rising around the globe, and startup companies are working on ways to make the world more electric.

3D Printing Offers Solutions

There are three main ways in which 3D printing works to help the car industry. It lets 3D-printed models be used for quick prototyping, which speeds up the development and evaluation phases of production. You can also 3D print any spare parts that meet your needs, such as: 

  • Custom parts like the rear-view mirror or frames.
  • Smaller parts for lids and valves.
  • Larger parts that can be fitted like a new grill.
  • Replacement parts that wear down.
  • Parts for car batteries and EV functions.
  • Replacement dials and buttons.
  • Hub caps and composite alloys for wheels.

Additive manufacturing is used by many companies to make carbon composite materials for use in the auto industry. You can also use metal molds or metal additive manufacturing to 3D print working engine components for a car. This is how many older engine parts are made.

Blockchain Technologies

The automotive industry can use blockchain in many different ways. These include sharing vehicle information over a private network for interconnection. And ride-sharing solutions like ride-hailing, city rides, and delivery services. Also, blockchain can be used to check the supply chain of spare parts. Or make sure that raw materials and spare parts only come from trusted and legal sources. This can help identify if your parts are counterfeit or have been stolen.

Mobility as a Service

With connected cars, new types of businesses have emerged that concentrate on shared mobility as a replacement for traditional car ownership. This makes mobility as a service (MaaS) possible and discourages people from keeping unused cars. Such solutions meet a city’s or a business’s needs without adding more vehicles to our already busy roads. This also cuts down on the time fleets have to wait and on the pollution caused by gasoline or diesel vehicles.

HMIs are to be Used in Future Car Tech

As self-driving cars and intelligent transportation systems change the car industry, they will change the way drivers communicate with vehicles in a fundamental way. Human-machine interfaces let you control a vehicle by talking to it or touching it. These give users more control over how and what parts of a car they can use. As a result, these kinds of interfaces make driving safer and more fun. Smart virtual assistants like Google and Alexa are also a type of HMI now in cars.

IoT Sensor Technology

In the car sector, the Internet of Things (IoT) makes it possible for vehicles and internal parts to talk to each other securely. With better fleet management, the technology makes roads safer, gets rid of traffic jams, and reduces emissions and waste use. Advanced sensing technologies are being made by new companies and startups to give vehicles more information about themselves and their surroundings. And to help your cars understand the world around them.


Some of the most advanced and futuristic car tech is not something from a science fiction book. With better designs and cutting-edge technologies, both well-known companies and new ones are pushing the automotive industry forward with advanced technologies, including sensors.

The ability for cars to drive themselves is one of the most valuable and adaptable technologies for vehicles. But AI inside the car can also help you be a better driver. Blockchain technology can make it harder for people to steal cars and parts and relay information about shortages.

Pip Ellwood-Hughes
Pip Ellwood-Hughes
Pip is the Editor of Entertainment Focus and the Managing Director of agency Piñata Media.

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