The automotive industry is buzzing with the advent of a wide range of powerful technologies driven by artificial intelligence, digital mobility and modular architecture to provide greater safety, comfort and efficiency.
Let’s take a look at the car trends expected to emerge in 2019:
Sensor Fusion Technology
For the last few years, car manufacturers and advertisers have been touting the advent of cars powered with supercomputers, and it appears that more and more highly quality sensors are being added to vehicles. Sensor fusion technology will empower cars with the ability to perform highly integrated and intelligent solutions with the help of the data derived from multiple sensors. This rapidly evolving sensor technology will boost cellular-to-vehicle connectivity, along with opening up the possibilities of vehicle autonomy, and ensuring safety with its predictive collision avoidance technology.
2019 is the year that the power of AI will be fully harnessed into vehicles in the quest to improve automotive safety, efficiency, performance and luxury. Deep learning and contextual artificial intelligence are the two major trends that are being observed industry-wide, which are being implemented in the form of high quality voice-control systems, contextual reasoning frameworks, and AI powered infotainment systems that will provide more comfort and luxury. Manufacturers are also aiming to introduce simulation testing, image recognition technology and decision-making through deep learning algorithms that will pave the way for self-driving cars in the future.
Subscription plans are a major trend in the automotive industry, and manufacturers such as Lincoln, Cadillac and Porsche are introducing these services to allow their customers the facility of upgrading their cars when they want to. These plans will provide insurance, license, taxes, and several other expenses covered in an affordably attractive package.
Enhanced Digital Mobility
Car manufacturers are developing innovative and state of the art modular architecture that can effectively incorporate modern technologies. For instance, BMW is developing a modularized service-oriented architecture (SOA) that is powered with the layered classification of electronic control units, in order to boost performance and safety. The new modular car architecture will aid in reducing the complexities of security and scalability, along with allowing the use of QA strategies and Agile practices.
The trend of car sharing is expected to undergo a huge increase in 2019, and research reveals that people are growing less and less attached to idea of vehicle ownership. Recent statistics reveal that y 2030, 1 in every 10 vehicles will be a shared car. This trend is driven by a reduction in parking costs, increased climate change awareness and a worldwide increase in fuel prices.