This is how technology has evolved in cars

The automotive world is a field of constant innovation. In the same way, the technology implemented in the cars is advancing by leaps and bounds, providing greater security and user connectivity.

The technology on board the cars has changed radically in recent decades. Today, vehicles are more respectful of the environment, safer and more loaded with advantages ranging from intelligent cruise control systems to frontal collision warning systems, rear vision cameras, lane departure warning and much more.

The interior of the car is where these changes are most perceived. From those distant yesterdays when technology meant a cassette player radio, until yesterday, where even compact discs have been replaced by satellite radio, streaming radio, USB with thousands of songs and much more.

What is the technology that most Mexican drivers value?

But technology is not limited to issues related to music. According to Christophe Koeming, media representative of BMW X Models, the technological characteristics that matter most to the Mexican consumer is the connectivity provided by systems such as Android Auto and Apple Car Play, as well as navigation systems.

The above is worthy of recognition given that BMW is a pioneer in the field of on-board connectivity. Without going any further, BMW ConnectedDrive recently reached its 20th anniversary.

The BMW Connected technology includes the BMW Remote system that allows the location of the vehicle, turn on the air conditioning or remote heating, remote viewing of the surroundings of the vehicle in 3D and sending of addresses from the mobile, among others.

Technology also makes handling safer

Beyond BMW, other brands have implemented technologies that help make driving safer, such as cameras that allow a 360 degree view around the vehicle.

Returning to the subject of the Bavarian firm, its Driving Assistant Plus technology, which includes 23 different assistances, is the most requested by customers. These include: Active Cruise Speed ​​Control with Stop & Go function, Lane Guidance and Direction Assistant, Lane Change Assistant, Traffic Warning in the front and rear, Trip Departure Warning, Collision Warning, among other.
Also, the technology applied in the current cars include LED lights with anti-glare road light assistant or directional lights, as is the case of Subaru with its EyeSight system.

Do users make the most of technology?

But how do you make sure that the owners get the most out of the technological load of the vehicle? In the specific case of BMW Group, they have BMW and MINI Genius, whose experts provide specialized attention on technical issues of BMW and MINI products, helping customers understand how the technology implemented in each car works.

Another brand that is not far behind in technology is Ford, which has made great advances in this field thanks to advanced technologies that we saw some time ago in the Ford Focus as the cruise control adaptive cruise and Stop & Go function, which are combined with technologies Rail maintenance and traffic signal recognition can achieve a level 2 autonomous driving.

Equally noteworthy is your famous SYNC 3 infotainment system that in some cases has an 8-inch screen and is also one of the best in voice recognition.

Also inside Ford cars users have wireless charger for smartphones, sound systems that improve with each generation and some amazing things like the FordPass Connectcon system emergency call and mobile application to unlock the doors or locate the vehicle.

What awaits us in the future?

As we have seen lately the autonomous cars will be the next step of technology in cars. Waymo, Uber, Apple, Volkswagen and the BMWs and Ford, among many others, are working on their own versions of cars that will be used alone in the future.

However, before we see those cars circulate freely through streets, avenues and roads around the world, cities will have to be adapted with the necessary infrastructure so that these autonomous cars can function properly, that is, with visible signs that can be detected by the sensors and radars of the cars.

Nor should we forget that many of these cars will be electric, so it will also increase the charging stations and even place systems that can charge electric vehicles by induction, as is already being seen in some parking lots in Europe.

These future autonomous cars will not only be able to handle themselves, but in many cases they will also be able to detect our mood and act accordingly, suggesting a place to dine and many other things, as Nissan has already suggested with its revolutionary Brain-To-Vehicle technology that we will see in their cars of future generations.


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