New improvements on car technology are making the car ownership experience much easier each day.
For instance, a low-cost vehicle service contract subscription (also known as an extended warranty) is available today to cover the cost of expensive repairs, with everything easily accessible through an app.
While the following tech improvements are already here for some car makes, for others they’re just around the corner. Here are some of the best car improvements in tech for 2021.
Deep learning, which finds patterns, and Reinforcement learning, which learns through trial and error, have a big part in the future of cars and society: from autonomous vehicles to sustainable transportation. AI’s predictive capacities get better and better each year and car manufacturers have been quickly developing their own technologies to adapt to a consumer market that’s bound to grow.
The autonomous vehicle “race” focusing on bringing self-driving cars to different parts of the world is making everything move at an incredible speed. Fully operational autonomous cars might actually be achieved in 2021. Still, regulatory approvals may take a bit longer.
Various countries around the world will ban the sale of new gas and diesel cars in the coming years while other countries are developing plans for the next decade. This means car manufacturers have been having to develop electric cars that are affordable and attractive and, most importantly, practical.
Improvements in Electric Vehicle (EV) battery life is promising, like the one on the latest Tesla Model S, which reportedly allows 400 miles of driving on a single charge. There is also a push to make production more ethical, with regulated use of essential manufacturing materials as well as the development of other sustainable sources for its production.
Infotainment systems are learning driver’s daily habits and working on voice controls similar to Apple, Google and Amazon. In fact, it’s been recently announced that Amazon will now let car manufacturers use their Alexa Custom Assistant technology to develop their own vehicle digital assistants. Since they won’t be starting from scratch, it will help manufacturers create better features (like more RAM, memory and better machine learning) for their sound and navigation systems.
Are infotainment systems more expensive then? These days new modular designs are helping vehicle infotainment systems be more affordable for the average consumer. Repairs on these systems can be costly, but many extended car warranty companies are beginning to offer technology protection that covers repairs when anything goes wrong.
Many car manufacturers now offer digital key technology, allowing drivers to control functions of their car by simply using an app on their smartphone. For example, without a traditional key fob, drivers who own cars with digital key technology can lock and unlock their doors and start and stop their engine remotely (which comes in handy in the winter months to warm up the car before getting in). It’s also possible to check things like mileage, fuel level, tire pressure, fluid levels and more.
These are fairly new advancements, so availability is still limited to only a few car brands and smartphones (due to restrictions to specific technology access on different phone brands).
Online car shopping
In 2020, trains, buses and/or ride-sharing were no longer a safe and viable option. Due to the COVID-19 health crisis, car ownership became undoubtedly essential again, and in a blink of an eye, car shopping online became the new normal.
Home delivery is very much a reality for dealerships, increasing this service by 35% within the first six month of the pandemic. Car manufacturers are continually adding more digital tools to their sites to keep improving their online sales experience. Digital tools like online chat, video calls, virtual retailing and virtual test drives are helping shoppers find the perfect new car more conveniently and in a way that’s never really been done before.
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