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The Future Of Driving – What Will We Meet Further Down The Road?

Cars and the automotive industry have come a long way over the past fifty years. From the very early cars in the early 1900s, to the sporty cars of the 1960s, it sure has been one very interesting drive.

If you’re like us, you are probably dying to know where the world of driving will go in the coming fifty years. Will advanced cars like James Bond’s fancy Aston Martin become the norm? Or maybe we will be able to time travel with a car like the one out of the Back to the Future movies?

The truth is, no one can really know what the future holds for cars. But some experts have some intriguing ideas and forecasts. Here are some roads that the auto industry might travel down…

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Self-Driving Cars

Self-driving cars are almost here already. Thanks to some major technological advances, we now have the software and artificial intelligence available to make cars that can actually drive themselves. In fact, big corporations including Google, are said to be on the brink of introducing these to for the public to buy. But why are self-driving cars so important? Firstly, they will mean that you might not have to visit the likes of Elan Law Automobile Accident Attorney quite so often as cars that drive themselves are believed to be a lot safer than those that have a human behind the wheel. That’s because most accidents occur because of poor human reaction times.

Fuelling

There are already a handful of electric cars out there on the road today, and it is believed that this form of fuelling will soon become the norm. It is forecast that electric cars will soon overtake gas cars before long, though. Especially as more and more people become increasingly aware of the issues that petrol and diesel cars are causing for the environment. Plus, lots of people are switching to electric cars because they can be a whole lot cheaper to run. First of all, that’s because you can get lots of tax relief on these green cars. Not only that, though, but plugging them into a mains socket works out a lot cheaper than buying fuel all the time!

Ownership

Did you know that there is also one other aspect of driving that self-driving cars might have an effect on? And that is car ownership. Car sharing will become a lot more common, as people won’t need to have one that belongs to them. Rather than buying your very own car, it is thought that most people will rely on leasing their cars for a specific period of time. Plus, once companies like Lyft and Uber start to roll out their own driverless vehicles, cars could constantly be booked by people whenever and wherever they need them.

So, the next fifty years could signal some major changes for the automotive industry and the everyday driver. Do you think these changes are something to look forward to? Let us know!

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Soon You Won’t Be Driving Your Car, It’ll Be Driving You

At this year’s CES we saw a veritable bevy of new, incredible technologies from a wide range of manufacturers. At this year’s Las Vegas tech fest, cars were not so much cars anymore, but rather high-performance smartphones on wheels.

Here are some of the highlights from the event.

The Year Of The Drag Racer

Websites like Custom-Transmissions.com  have been specializing in drag racing for many years. But this year two companies: Tesla and Faraday Future been battling to be the king of the drag race. Faraday futures new car, the FF 91, is incredible. At the show, they demoed the car which they claim has more than 1000 brake horsepower, distributed to all four wheels through two big electric motors. This gives the car the ability to do 0 to 60 miles per hour in 2.4 seconds, faster than a Bugatti Veyron.

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Just last year, Tesla announced that the top of the range Model S could do 0 to 60 miles per hour in 2.5 seconds. It is clear that the upstart electric car maker, Faraday Future, wanted to steal some of Tesla’s thunder at the Consumer Electronics show this month. But not to be outdone, Tesla has since increased the performance of its car over 0 to 60 miles per hour, claiming that the new software update for the Tesla P100D allows the car to go from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.39 seconds.

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Hyundai Went Fully Autonomous On Us

The Hyundai Ioniq is the first family of cars from Hyundai to feature hybrid varieties, plug-in hybrid varieties, and electric only. However, at this year’s CES the Ioniq line was further enhanced by Hyundai showing off their new autonomous system for the range. The autonomous system comes with all of the usual features we have seen from the likes of Ford and Tesla, which Hyundai expects will allow the car to drive around California by itself in the next couple of years or so. At the show, guests were treated to the Ioniq driving around Las Vegas without a human pilot.

Renault Made Its Twizy Open Source

The Renault Twizy is a single-seater electric car designed for people who live in very busy urban centers, like Paris. It is also a very simple car which makes it perfect as a platform for open source software and hardware. Together with a company called iOSvehicle, Renault showcased one of its Twizy models which it claims is fully accessible and configurable by any company. They hope that the combination of advanced cockpit technology, autonomy, and the ability to connect to the Internet of things will make the Renault Twizy a platform for the future.

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In addition to the Twizy, Renault also introduced delegates at CES to the charging cable it has been developing with pilots, according to http://www.evo.co.uk/. The cable itself is electroluminescent, enabling it to flash and pulse when it is charging. Flashing is fastest when charging is in full swing and starts to slow down as the battery gets full.

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