It will take more than 5 years before a car can drive anywhere, at all times, without human oversight. But by 2020 we’ll have cars capable of being fully autonomous in certain circumstances, most likely rural interstates.
DRIVER OVERRIDE SYSTEMS
This relates to autonomous technology, but it’s different because it’s the car actively disregarding your commands and making its own decisions. We’ve already got cars that will stop if you fail to apply the brakes. But by 2020 cars will apply the brakes even if the driver has the gas pedal floored.
BIOMETRIC VEHICLE ACCESS
The switch we’ve seen in recent years from keys to keyless entry and start will be followed by a switch to key-fob-less entry and start. You’ll be able to unlock and start your car without anything more than your fingerprint or retina scan.
COMPREHENSIVE VEHICLE TRACKING
Insurance companies, and some state governments, are already talking about fees based on how many miles a person drives. By 2020 insurance companies will offer a reduced rate for drivers that agree to full tracking of their behavior.
ACTIVE WINDOW DISPLAYS
Head-Up Display (HUD) technology has come a long way from the dim, washed out green digits some cars projected on their windshields 20 years ago. But as good as HUD is in 2015, by 2020 we’ll see active glass capable of displaying vibrant images. Imagine a navigation system that actually highlights the next turn as you approach it.
REMOTE VEHICLE SHUTDOWN
In recent years hundreds of stolen cars has been known to be shut down remotely, thereby ending police chases quickly. By 2020 remote vehicle shutdown will enter the social consciousness.
ACTIVE HEALTH MANAGEMENT
Ford Motor Company has previewed the idea of seatbelt or steering wheel sensors that track vital statistics, though with the rapid development of wearable technology means most cars will just be wirelessly paired with these devices like mobile phones. Combine this with basic autonomous technology and you’ve got a car that can pull over and call paramedics when the driver has a heart attack.
Ford just showed an all-new GT supercar using a twin-turbo V6. A lightweight V6 making over 600 horsepower will offer world-beating performance, especially if it’s got a light, carbon-fiber body to pull around. By 2020 we’ll see the first full-fledged, 200-plus mph supercar with a four-cylinder engine.
SMART/PERSONALIZED IN-CAR MARKETING
By 2020 the average car will be fully connected to the internet, meaning your vehicle will provide marketers with a powerful set of metrics to customize their message. Get ready for personalized, location-based adverts in your car’s display.
RECONFIGURABLE BODY PANELS
The small SUV category is seeing increased demand these days, while truck sales grow by leaps and bounds. What if you could have both vehicle types in one car? Imagine an SUV with lightweight body panels and advanced motors that retract the roof and side glass into the lower body panels.
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