A lot of things are changing in the automotive industry. Instead of just a transportation mean in our daily lives, our vehicle will undergo some radical transition to make our journey more enjoyable, safer and more productive. Computers will be implemented in the vehicles to collect data so that while we are on the road, we still be able to get updated of whatever happens surrounding our environment to enable us to make decision which will benefit us.
A few years ago Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) which includes adaptive cruise control, automatic parking and braking, blind spot detection and collision avoidance seems to be a dream. However, it seems that the dream will become a reality in time to come.
With ADAS, we can expect the vehicles to be able to communicate with every device which are present in the road at a particular time and place. The vehicle will be able to communicate with other vehicles (V2V), infrastructure points like signs and traffic lights (V2I), Bicyclists and pedestrians via smartphone apps and wearables (V2P) as well as the cloud (V2C). All these technology combined is known as V2x.
With the data coming from all the devices, there might be a chance of data overloaded at the receiver end. Therefore, it is important to be able to filter out some of the redundant data and prioritize the critical information. On top of that, the format of the data must be standardizing across all platform in order not to confuse the consumers. The network and infrastructure also need to be robust enough to support the messages and should be cost-effective as well as secured.
Apart from the technology that is changing, the material used to build the car might be changing too. As it might be using materials such as plastics or even bio-degradable ones instead of metal.