Improved safety and comfort will create cars that are completely different from those of today, and this is what the car industry is looking forward to in its future plans.
Author Sylvain Reiser says in a report published by the French newspaper “Le Figaro”, it looks like science fiction scenes, where motorists no longer hold the steering wheel in their hands, but rather hold a newspaper or a magazine , and do not even look at the road from right and left, They also do not have to press the pedals, and sometimes their eyelids can close while the vehicles communicate with each other and with the infrastructure, as they act without any human intervention and decisions take the driver’s place, accelerate, apply the brakes, turn and park the car alone.
The author indicated that thanks to advances in artificial intelligence and driving assistance systems that invade our cars, this scenario is on its way to becoming a reality, noting that the issue here is not about condemning or welcoming this development, but rather on understanding the sources of this unprecedented revolution.
The author explained that society has given up learning to drive and is distracted by the roads, less disciplined and lacking in driving pleasure.
He added that these futuristic cars let you do everything but drive, their electronic brain is designed to form a crash-free future, and since drivers are so reckless and indifferent, it would be better to bet on the self-driving car, which has become a social issue now that the human and financial costs of accidents are no longer bearable.
Studies by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration predict an 80% reduction in accidents by 2035 thanks to self-driving cars.
The author stressed that if society can no longer regard road tragedies as inevitable, he also regards management as a waste of time. Thus, a self-driving car will enable you to take advantage of lost time and do other tasks, which is too bad for those who still consider driving fun; Tomorrow the car will run on virtual rails. In a way, the train will be rediscovered.
On the other hand, equipment manufacturers are at the forefront of taking control of these developments, and in this regard, French car supplier Valeo has presented its latest innovations to some manufacturers.
Last December, Mercedes obtained the first international approval for the introduction of Level 3 self-driving technology for the Mercedes S model, where driving with the self-driving system is at a speed of up to 60 kilometers per hour, ie in cases of traffic congestion at suitable areas of the highway.
Mercedes will launch its system in Germany in the first half of the year and will seek regulatory approval in California and Nevada later this year.
Before the ban on the sale of vehicles with internal combustion engines that the European Commission wants for 2035, the motor sector must face a path of severe reduction in its carbon footprint; Which makes it necessary to electrify a large portion of the screen.
The challenge is to offer it at an affordable price, so VALEO is betting on light hybridization based on the adoption of a 48V secondary electric grid, and by installing the electrical system on the rear axle of the front-wheel drive car, repairing brake energy is improved, and it does not stop there. It can be moved on 4 wheels, so the electric character becomes a safety amplifier.
The author emphasized that these cars are equipped with LED technology, as the lights no longer allow you to just see and be seen, they also perform the communication function, as the lights will become an integral part of the brand, and a distinctive element of the car, which can be recognized among thousands of Other cars.
In addition, digitization will make it adaptable. With the electric motor, which discharges the radiator into the grille, the lighting will be able to spread over a larger area. Because the lights are connected to the internet, they ultimately contribute to safety. This will warn the driver and other road users – especially pedestrians and cyclists – of danger, and the lights will display messages, information and illustrations on the road as soon as regulations allow. .
In addition, it can warn the vehicle behind you that a vehicle on the side of the road has broken down or another vehicle is approaching in front. Here again, it’s about compensating for the driver’s negligence and helping him make a decision.
Interior Design Reconsider
Valeo, like other equipment manufacturers, is considering polishing surfaces and hiding buttons. In the central panel, functions will only appear on demand by illuminating only certain areas.
In addition, the passenger compartment can be transformed into an immersive world by displaying images on the dashboard and on the roof of the vehicle. By relying on video version, the technology is only in its early experimental phase, but its capabilities are already very wide. With this system, all the physical buttons will disappear in favor of the sensory elements.
The author noted that displaying images and icons on car interior surfaces opens up a wide range of applications, adding that engineers at Valeo believe it can make sense in the context of general car use. To pay a lower rate for the service, users will be willing to accept information of a commercial nature.
The author said that the anxiety caused by parking (parking) your car in a narrow garage or between two vehicles will soon become just a bad memory. BMW “of the 7 Series, but it’s getting more and more popular.
The author stressed that it will not stop there; At the entrance of the car shelter to be designed, the car will stop completely independently, and you do not even have to accompany it. The system will also work in reverse, and it will be possible to bring the car, for example, at the entrance to a car park.