There are all sorts of fascinating things that new automotive technology brings to the table when it comes to the potential direct effect on your life. Because automotive technology is running in parallel with computer processing power in general these days, you can pretty much expect that any time there’s a leap forward in processor speed or design, that will trickle down into the car industry, and eventually make its way to your vehicle in particular.
Four results of this technology that have been rapidly improving the vehicular field include less expensive auto insurance, safer commutes for drivers, more environmentally friendly energy usage, and hints of the future when it comes to dealing with nearly all major forms of transportation. Consider each of the follow, and how the association between yourself and automotive technology has been twined together.
Less Expensive Auto Insurance
New automotive technology takes away a lot of the risks of driving, which then translates to less expensive auto insurance pretty much across the board. There are so many different reasons that people get into car accidents, that it’s impossible to list them all. But the reason that auto insurance exists is to temper those risks. With the risks being mitigated through all of the new features coming out for cars (think of the self-driving revolution going on right now!), the price of auto insurance is going to plummet in the near future.
And along with auto insurance going down, the newest automotive safety features are amazing. In terms of safety, they prop up people’s driving skills by having an enormous number of sensors and backup safety procedures in place so that accidents can either be avoided completely, or even just that they occur with the least damage possible both to the car and the driver and passengers.
More Environmentally Friendly Energy Usage
As the drive to remain competitive remains secure in the minds and hearts of auto industry designers and workers, the idea of being more environmentally friendly also tends to rise to the surface. And to that end, new automotive technology has created more efficient gasoline engines, as well as an amazing number of options when it comes to car batteries as well. The idea of hydrogen batteries is still getting kicked around, but that may not come to fruition for many years still.
A Hint of the Future
The technological progress of cars and other vehicles has often been explicitly linked to the progress of a culture in general. So depending on whether you’re a chicken or an egg person, you’ll see either that a need for a futuristic lifestyle feeds the auto industry, or the futuristic auto industry feeds the idea of a futurist lifestyle. The end game is the same, but it’s fascinating to observe how technology and the industry dance together during periods of forward progress.