Our Future of Transportation

by | Technology

Giants in automakers have already showing us what the near future of car commuting is actually going to look like, fully autonomous driving, high fuel efficiency, much smaller and smarter, easy access to internet services with strong data network and many more.

Today, automakers are incredibly enthusiastic about actualizing autonomous vehicle technology into the market, although variety of upfront challenges and difficulties might be occurred in the long run.

Until this point, we probably could see the next wave of technology innovation, which bringing a very new vision of transportation and automotive industry.

We’re now taking a look back at the outstanding ideas from top automakers recently, in the revolution of bringing Artificial Intelligent technologies in the transportation system.

Tesla Hold The Ambition Of Breaking Speed In Transportation With Hyperloop

It has been four years since the first information about the project of fifth mode of transportation has released. Lately, Elson Musk has slightly revealed the concrete design and conducted a test run to gradually achieve his ambitious plan.

What it going to look like?

A near-vacuum underground tube which could transfer pods at speeds up to 700 miles per hour (220 mph in separate trial runs), this significantly build up an extraordinary service for high speed transportation as well as a new solution for traffic congestions and outdated transport systems.

There were variety opinions question the safety level of this new kind of transportation, but with the advanced of automatic functions and infrastructure along with continuous test runs for checking mistakes, “it will be safer than any other mode of transportations in the world” -said Robert Lloyd- CEO of Hyperloop technology. 

This proposed to be run along between Washington D.C and New York city.

Audi bringing reached level 3 autonomy By audi a8

Audi has amazed people by the spectacular-filled victory of Audi self-driving RS7 at Formula 1, 2015, which also was the first time a robotic car has beaten other ‘human driving’ car on a race track.

After that, the company has taken advantages of their high-speed features and advanced AI technology to build up their autonomous vehicles and approach the level 4 autonomous vehicles by 2020.

The concept of Audi A8 luxury sedan has already unveiled by the carmaker in Barcelona this year and get ready for the official release in 2018.

This model will involve multiple functions including side assist with Audi pre-sense plus system, adaptive cruise control, parking lot finding by top view camera, adaptive air suspension and especially, the lidar sensor which help you take your hand off the wheel when driving.

Although it has yet to be legality accepted, but currently, the Audi A8 has so many compelling features and potential to help Audi moving the next step in autonomy industry.

The Voice Control Car Butler from Ford

Since Amazon introduced the voice control system called Alexa, there were numerous automakers include Volkswagen and Ford tend to use this technology for vocally controlling the car direction. Formerly, Alexa was being used as a supporter for Amazon’s wireless speaker.

However, Alexa now developed to become the new assistant for the drivers in driving and direction searching.

The latest development allows drivers to set up notifications about the road and weather conditions, fuel consumptions testing and info of directions and even shopping.

The most striking feature is you now even can command and order your car to do tasks by itself when sitting at home or in the office, like preheat the car after snowy days or remote control from afar.

BMW New HoloActive Touch System

BMW has revealed a new concept of automatic operation which virtually accessed by the user’s gesture and it does not require any physical interaction.

The gesture and movements of user’s hand will be analyzed and detected by the camera and control center, then make a virtual impact to the surface and activate functional buttons corresponding to the buttons on the display.

Its features are now visible displayed and controlled by users, allow the driver conducts variety of actions only by moving their hand.

It has appeared on CES 2017 and will soon be available on BMW showroom in near future.

Mercedes has its Electric Vision Van for Delivering

This fascinating innovation is being presented as a premium concept for delivery services and ecommerce activities. This will be an electric vehicle with automated cargo space which can automatically handling parcels and then hand the driver or the shipper when they arrived at customer’s place, it also optimizes the driver work space and save a large amount of time.

The most striking feature of this autonomous vehicle is the drones come along with them, it could deliver multiple packages within a short period of time by air. With so many efficient utilities and unique functions, this envisaged that would be a revolution for retail industry and related service in near future. Mercedes-Benz has already invested over hundred million dollars from the incubation period to actualize the idea of Mercedes drone-equipped delivery van. Well, it will be a long run till this being public but that, if officially come out, will definitely a big step of Mercedes Benz as well as the mobility industry.

Nissan Turning over the new lead with AI Technology from NASA

Nissan has teamed up with NASA to organize the ideas for the next generation of Nissan LEAF.

During key note on press conference, CEO Carlo Ghosn has emphasized this new brainchild will involve new type of technologies and algorithms; and this much more achievable with the coordination of SAM (Seamless Autonomous Mobility) system.  This system has been built by NASA to facilitate the exploration of planets through the observed robot on the space. By the same logic, Nissan will integrate this system with their self-driving technology to manage the moving activities of their autonomous cars on the road. This help in guarantee the safety of autonomous vehicle as well as contribute to diminish the risky situation when using free-hand driving vehicles.

Honda NeuV – An Emotional Vehicle

Honda has shown their strong ambition toward the future of technology and AI appliances on the wheels.

The introduction of HANA (Honda Automated Network) and its values on Honda NeuV has changed the way people thinking about using a vehicle, as it could insist you in everyday life, learn from you (the camera will detect your facial emotion and analyze through dedicated software), make appropriate suggestion and even check your health condition (heart rates, temperatures).

It works as a smart assistant more than a vehicle- says Mike Tsay, Honda R&D Americas principal designer.

Besides that, the body size and interior design incredibly creates a new value of futurist car design, with a massive touch screen, underset lights and open spaces for comfortable sitting area. The design of exterior makes it look more modern as the body side is actually a door, make it easier to get in and out.

FF91- Faraday future of Autonomous Vehicle

The endeavor to make modern life much more convenient is forcing experts and automaker to develop new technology and AI as the highest level.

With the horsepower of 1050, 3 electric motors, FF91 can speed up from 0 to 60 km/h in 2.39 secs, this is being the most powerful engine globally.

Additionally, the dynamic vehicle control and aerodynamic gears provide a better and smoother ride.

With so many advantages and a long list of pre-eminence and technical features, FF91 is expected to be a potential competitor of the latest smart car from Tesla- Tesla Model S P100D.

Looking at the interior and exterior design, this also has a variety of unique components, such as the concept of digital display replace the rear-view mirror or the support frame of the car seat which could help in massage your body when sitting in the car.

After unveiling their first concept, now Faraday future has received more than 64 thousand of reservations and it could be increased over time as the company has revealed addition improvements for this high-performance electric car.

Volkswagen has shown their Autonomous Ambition Volkswagen I.D.Concert Car

This ingenious self-driving car look like one of familiar vehicles appear on some scientific movie when people can drive on a robotic vehicle and control it by thought.

The initial idea come from the vision of a garden plot. Currently, experts and automakers put more effort to create more eco-friendly vehicles, both functionally and exteriorly.

Unlike other autonomous vehicles, this focus on developing experience of passengers and driver in the car, it integrated with variety of entertainment features including TV, massive touch screen control by voice and gesture, sideboard, extra space for coffee table and work space, it likely created a smart tiny room with sufficient functions and visual treats inside. This is also valued as a maneuverable speedster with the top speed exceeding 130 km/h. The most unique feature of this car, which extremely awesome is the small garden behind, which help in keeping the fresh air inside the car and giving inspiration space for relaxing your mind.

A Moving room from Swizz Auto Manufacture – Rinspeed Oasis

This ingenious self-driving car look like one of familiar vehicles appear on some scientific movie when people can drive on a robotic vehicle and control it by thought.

The initial idea comes from the vision of a garden plot. Currently, experts and automakers put more effort to create more eco-friendly vehicles, both functionally and exteriorly.

Unlike other autonomous vehicles, this focus on developing experience of passengers and driver in the car, it integrated with variety of entertainment features including TV, massive touchscreen control by voice and gesture, sideboard, extra space for coffee table and work space, it likely created a smart tiny room with sufficient functions and visual treats inside.

This is also valued as a maneuverable speedster with the top speed exceeding 130 km/h.

The most unique feature of this car, which extremely awesome is the small garden behind, which help in keeping the fresh air inside the car and giving inspiration space for relaxing your mind.

Panasonic Autonomous Cabin – Working in your car

Another concept of motorhome come out, Panasonic might be not really a well-known brand for the autonomous industry, but looking at the concept of Panasonic autonomous cabin car, it might tickle a lot of fancy from autonomous car customer and businessman.

Except for the technology of facial recognition and the smart system connected to the cloud, the developer also more concentrated on the secure system with the high level of hardware using for individual identification, which means it now can determine its owner and deny access features and data from any others.

Also, the design has developed for businessman and officer, those who have not much time for meeting and working, the interior design creates a four-display table for organizing a meeting on the car, along with the flexibility of four chairs which can easily turn around and the audio filter help in reducing noise in the car. With so many productive feature and pre-eminence functions, this must be one of the most futuristic concepts for the autonomous car in the future.

Before we watching people working and driving at the same time, we’ll soon witness a big transition mobility industry along with rapid development of internet services and IT appliances.