CES, better known as the Consumer Electronics Show, is a veritable car event with some of the world’s most well-known automotive gadgets and coolest technologies. Las Vegas is this year’s host for the Consumer Electronic Show, and the following 10 car technologies are the best of the year. Here they are:
- Mercedes-Benz F015 Concept
The F015 Concept has blown people away at CES 2015. A lot of today’s “concept cars” are predictable, so when Mercedes-Benz announced the F015, we didn’t expect for the manufacturer to launch a “space ship”. Because that’s exactly what the F015 is. The aero-shaped monolith is everyone’s dream car. Packed with 2 electric motors and particularly designed for fuel-cell technology, the F015 is a wonder vehicle we would love to see drive itself.
- VW Golf R Touch
Is the future of cars buttonless? At the CES 2015, VW revealed a buttonless car called the Golf R Touch. The vehicle’s technology works solely through gesture control. Three wide screens are available, and from an exterior perspective, the level of sophistication of the newest R Touch is unmatched. Volkswagen said that the model will be placed in production 2 years from now.
- Laser Lights
When BMW i8 launched laser lights, everyone thought this was a joke. Nobody thought that high beam stretching would be required for ½ mile. In the US, this is not even legal. Nonetheless, we’re starting to understand the technology. Soon enough, laser lights will be employed in low and high beam apps. Because they provide extreme precision, they will be able to indicate a vehicle’s width on the road.
- Audi Prologue Concept
Audi launched the Prologue Concept in November, at an auto show in Low Angeles. It instantly made an impact at the Las Vegas CES too. The car prides with a hybrid power-train. As an indicative to Audi’s upcoming styling direction, the Prologue Concept marks the beginning of future Audi vehicles namely, A6, A7 and A8.
- Autonomous driving
People have mixed feelings as far as autonomous driving is concerned. Some fear that self-driving will completely eradicate the pleasures of conventional driving. However, there’s no doubt that this technology will materialize fast; and that’s because autonomous driving can also make driving really fun too. Basically, there’s nothing better than letting your car drive while you do something else.
- Sharp LCD Instrumentation
The newest prototypes for sharp LCD instrumentation have a greater impact than ordinary TFT displays, and they can be trimmed in any shape. According to the makers of the technology, these free-form LCDs will be placed in production by 2017. This means designers will have a lot more freedom to make beautiful car interiors.
- Inductive charging
It can be extremely annoying to constantly have to charge your electric car. When you have to be somewhere fast, you may not have the time fiddle with obstinate electric plugs in the hopes that your vehicle will start the re-charging and connecting process. Fortunately, drivers will hybrid cars will soon have inductive field beats. These will be easier to operate and the charging process will start and end really fast.
- Ford SYNC 3
They say a sequel can’t live to the expectations of an original. When Ford SYNC 2 was launched, people were disappointed; at the CES 2015, SYNC 3 was launched and it proved that sequels can be amazing. Blackberry_QNX-based, Ford’s new system is a lost more intuitive and faster than the other 2 original models.
- Cloud-based computing
eHorizon was showed at the CES this year, and the system was released by Continental, IBM and other cloud computing specialists. The technology can do a lot more than just link vehicles to exchange traffic information. According to the makers, it can also run the most effective power-train strategy when feeding information to the main system. eHorizon enables autonomous driving too.
- OLED technology
Apparently, the new revolution of LEDs lies in OLEDs. These work on the outside as well as on the inside of a vehicle. Their general appearance is smooth and ultra-clean, and the lights can also be bent into shape. OLED technology can easily be employed for curvaceous tail-lights for example. The technology seems extremely promising and we’ll definitely see it materialize in cars pretty soon.
By John Smith and Ppcgb.com!