In the first part of this series we mentioned a lot of novelties that we may expect in our cars in, not so long, time. In this blog post we wish to continue the theme. Can cars surprise us even more?
Modern cars are like robots and, even though companies work on making them reliable, it may not always be the case.
This is the reason why insurance companies may be reluctant to insure such vehicles. However, there is a solution. Since these autonomous cars are connected, insurance companies will be likely to implement a personal approach. By using telematics and black box technology, insurers will be informed of driver’s typical behaviour and, based on that data, they will decide on premiums for each driver.
According to PTOLEMUS, by 2020 nearly 100 million vehicles globally will be insured with telematics policies.
Driverless cars still seem like the tale of the future, however they have already entered our market and are constantly being tested.
When you think about the autonomous cars’ phenomenon, you immediately worry about the security. Therefore, cars’ producers bend over backwards to cover all the areas of security. This is the reason why they fill the cars with self-parking features or self-navigation at low-speed.
Additionally, you can find cars which will automatically make emergency calls in case of an accident or display danger warnings on the dashboard. They also may alert drivers of problems on the roads, especially in the so-called ‘blind spot’. What’s most important though, is that these cars base their reactions on real-time data.
Whenever there is a chance to cut down on utility costs, we are more than happy. This is the reason why cars of the future will be more efficient and cheaper to use.
However, that’s not all – mix it with connectivity and you have the possibility to track cars’ performance in real time.
Such features enable optimisation of your commute time by checking traffic or weather conditions. This system will also monitor fuel consumption to let you know, just in time, when to fill up the tank and show directions to the nearest petrol station.