Surprising Auto Trends in 2018

The automotive industry has gone through countless transformations over the last few decades thanks to continued advancements in technology. The evolution of vehicles has brought us to the age of autonomous, electric and connected cars with more advanced features than ever before. Recent innovations on the market have led to many amazing developments, and the automotive industry is no exception to this trend. The advanced features highlighted below will not only enhance the overall driving experience but will also blow your mind with how innovative the new functionality really is.

Car Health Monitor

An automotive biometric identification system is currently under development but the technology is still not sufficient for commercialization. Soon enough your vehicle will be able to monitor your health. Yes, you heard us, correctly! A driver’s level of fatigue and heart rate will be monitored with the help of specific sensors in the vehicle. These sensors will then send a message and notify the warning system of the vehicle. New advancements are expected to be made surrounding this concept by 2022, and it will be an emerging trend before 2025. Stay tuned!

Connected Vehicles - (Vehicles as a Hub)

Autonomous cars are a hot topic right now as we bare witness to many manufacturers working to evolve their technologies. An advanced self-driving vehicle is on the way. This emerging trend treats the vehicle like a “hub” of some sort. The system is based on none other than artificial intelligence (AI), making it more intuitive and hence more functional. Expected applications to be revamped soon for autonomous vehicles are the ADAS or Advanced Driver Assistance Systems and a human machine interface.

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Other Automotive Trends

A few more fascinating automotive trends in 2018 include the following:

Usage Based Insurance for Vehicles

The IoT or Internet of Things is a network of physical devices, vehicles, home appliances, and other items embedded with electronics, sensors, software, and connectivity, which enable devices and appliances to connect and exchange data. This usage based insurance or UBI for vehicles uses IoT platform to connect insurers to drivers via the internet. Insurance companies are using IoT data to assess risk, to price policies and to estimate reserves based on different factors, such as the type of vehicle, the distance travelled and general driver behavior. The usage based insurance will encourage drivers to operate vehicles, safely, on the roads, which will result in fewer accidents and an overall better world for us all.


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