It's obvious that the advancement of car technology grows every year, but just how much it grows may surprise you. As time goes by, new technologies are being created and they will make driving easier and much safer. Take a look at just a few of the major enhancements that you will be seeing in your car in the next few years.
Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS)
Think of it as your own personal Iron Man suit. The Advanced Driver Assistance System or ADAS takes the danger out of driving with alerts that warn you of lane departure, your chances of falling asleep, traffic sign recognition and more. This system is years in the future but it should cut roadway fatalities by half.
If you've ever thought that your car's headlights weren't strong enough, then your future is looking very bright. BMW has been playing around with new laser headlights. Up to 1,000 times brighter than standard lights, these lasers also use only half the power to operate.
Already beginning to become a big part of the newest cars, Wi-Fi hotspots will become much more standard as the upcoming years go by. And this is no small-scale internet, we're talking 4G LTE Wi-Fi capable of supporting up to 7 devices at once.
Lane Change Assist
Even after all these years, drivers have yet to master the simple act of changing lanes. If it isn't annoying blind spots, it is distracted drivers, and it all spells trouble. Luckily, lane change assist will change all that with alarms when you swerve out of your lane and mirrors that keep an eye on your blind spots.
There is nothing more dangerous than falling asleep behind the wheel, but that risk may have become a thing of the past. New car manufacturers have started researching ways for your car to judge how sleepy you are with interior sensors and seat belts that measure your heart rate and breathing patterns.
These days cars are literally loaded with interior airbags so the driver and his passengers remain relatively safe. But what about the other cars or the people outside of your car when you crash? That's where external airbags come into play. Volvo has begun development on external airbags and soon they just might come standard.
What changes are you most excited for? Sound off in the comments section!