What's up, guys? And it's that time of year again. 2020 has been an interesting year, shall we say, not the best year for a lot of reasons.
These are the cars of the future or at least some very futuristic innovations welcome to and today we're counting down our picks for the top 10 innovations in the car industry over the next 10 years and a few years ago Ferrari applied for a patent on seat technology that would go beyond measuring heart and respiration by adding brain waves measured by a headrest sensors.
In the aim of better tailoring the cars drive mode to the drivers mental hub for this list will be ranking the most highly anticipated features that will likely affect the automobile industry in the near future some might already exist and may have even been applied in a model or two but these innovations are anything but average today as soon as his car exceeds any speed you've pre-selected or set a geofence and find out in seconds.
When a family member or an employee has entered or exited any area you choose they could include safety features performance enhancements or cosmetic boosts all of which possess the potential to become standard industry inclusions over the next 10 years so by buying a Tesla you essentially have free long distance travel throughout the country forever.
There are so many integral working parts that go into constructing an automobile with proper working headlights serving as one of the most important components to keep the drivers safe luckily headlight technology has come a long way over the years with laser headlights serving as the latest innovation.
In an ever evolving industry car companies like BMW and Audi have been working intensely over the years with laser headlight technology creating headlamps that burn bright far and strong but use far less power first available on a production vehicle in 2014 frickin laser headlight technology will increase street vision for the driver while hopefully decreasing accidents along the way.
biometric vehicle access
Vehicle access losing your car keys is never a good feeling the dog ate the keys yes but what if there were a technology that could eliminate that helpless once and for all no keys push-to-start yeah if recent patents granted to companies like Ford or any indication many car companies are seeking to make the car key obsolete pushing the envelope beyond.
The already existing push-button ignition in favor of a biometric system that acknowledges the driver's fingerprint for access or if you really want to feel like a super spy what about voice verification and retina iris or facial recognition any of these measures not only customizes each vehicle to a particular set of drivers thereby making it difficult to steal they might also make keys a thing of the past.
Reconfigurable body panels
Whoops let's go let's put all this mess back together how would you like to drive a real-life transformer. If the auto industry has its way this might just become a reality and relatively soon if concept cars by companies like Toyota are any clue reconfigurable body panels would be lightweight eco-friendly and able to snap on and off from a car's frame kind of like Lego.
In order to best suit the drivers needs this would not only make replacing damaged or dirty panels easier for both car owners and professional body shop technicians but having the power to swap out panels could enable a driver to switch his or her car from a convertible to a pickup at a moment's notice more than meets the eye is right.
Airbags that help stop cars we all know that the airbags that deploy within the car cabin save lives on a daily basis airbags are a little slow but that's what these tests of all however, car companies like mercedes-benz are working on new airbag technology that could make accidents even less dangerous in the event of an inevitable crash airbags deploying beneath the cars frames would not only slow the car down lessening the threat of injury upon impact.
They would also lift the car to offset the natural downward motion caused by braking hard this would hopefully make sure that the passengers inside are held secured by the seat belts without slipping underneath ensuring that the accident would not only be less damaging for the cars but also for the humans inside.
Ball shaped wheels tire
Ball shaped wheels tire technology may be revolutionized over the next decade if companies like Goodyear have their way not only is it possible that cars may adopt Michelin's airless wheel technology over the next ten years but Goodyear has their creative sights set on changing the car tire shape altogether specifically into a sphere expressly designed for self-driving cars.
These tires would essentially allow for a more fluid range of motion as the cars frame magnetically hovers above the spheres plus eliminating the need for a traditional mechanical drive train and suspension would save customers from costly repairs the brake drums are shot and you need a new transmission .
what all I wanted was an oil change well you're looking you've got these problems now before they cause you some serious trouble time will tell whether this interesting idea will be applied in the passenger car market but if it is we can't wait to parallel park.
Energy storing body panels
This next innovation might be music to the ears of electric car fans as energy storing panels could serve as the wave of the future when it comes to efficiently conducting and storing energy within these panels you'd find super capacitors they would store and release their charge to the car at an exponentially faster rate than the current method which utilizes heavy lead acid or lithium-ion batteries.
Although there are models of electric cars that currently use a combination of super capacitors and lighter lithium batteries the hope is that the next decade might see the implementation of electric car technology that operates solely based on these energy storing body panels.
The road somebody's behind us yes I see it is the inferior production line to me I heard that car and you haven't seen anything yet it may seem like total science fiction but our cars will likely be doing a lot of talking over the next decade or so to us to other vehicles and even to pieces of roadway infrastructure.
Although automobiles aren't likely to become our sentient overlords any time soon we hope the technology is already in place to make our cars much more communicative when it comes to what's going on around us as we drive communication technology will not only inform us when a pedestrian is in our blind spot or what the traffic is like down the road it may even help cars to know their proximity to other cars around them making our daily drives that much easier.
Active health monitoring
While we're on the subject of cars communicating with each other what about how we communicate with our cars developed by Ford the aptly titled active health monitoring is a technology which enables the car to monitor the health of its driver taking into account the surroundings of the cabin.
While also providing important tips on managing health issues via a cloud-based internet system ever wonder with the pollen counts are like when you're on a road trip active health monitoring can fill you in on the levels of ragweed and other allergens in the surrounding areas while also being able to monitor glucose levels and offer tips for diabetes sufferers at a moment's notice.
Augmented Reality Dashboards
Have you ever wondered what driving might be like in the post-apocalyptic future with your car acting as your eyes and ears into the outside world this is what the vehicular experience might be like if augmented reality dashboards come standard with every car or truck purchase already introduced by BMW and way beyond standard GPS.
An augmented reality experience would provide the same directional assistance yet also showcase the best possible way to pass a line of cars or measure your distance from nearly everything in the road for example and all of this would be right on the dashboard so you never have to glance away to that GPS console ever again.
Before we unveil our number one car innovation here are some honorable mentions we took out
Self healing paint
We took a razor blade and deliberately scratch the material and then put it under a UV light and within 30 seconds the scratch had disappeared.
Comprehensive Vehicles Tracking
Just plug it into the Diagnostics port under your dashboard and you can track a single car truck or an entire fleet of vehicles all in real time.
Enhance Gesture Control
It can tell which way your hands moving and whether it's flat or bladed as well as picking up push gestures it would indicate a selection.
Self Driving Cars
We've all been there you're on a road trip with your best friends and you snagged the overnight shift but you're dead tired sure you could drive 65 with the windows down chugging coffee the whole way but how about just inserting the destination point and catching some Z's while the car does all the work.
Self-driving car technology and experimentation has been a big deal in the news lately with companies like Mercedes, BMW, Tesla and even Google testing the tech so it's entirely possible that we'll see this innovation over the next 10 years some may be petrified of leaving all the driving duties behind but others.Might see this as the best thing to happen to the car industry since the engine.