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Lester D'Souza, Auto Tech Outlook | Friday, August 21, 2020
Automotive is getting more impressive as car manufacturers compete to put tech-savvy vehicles on the market. While this progress is very exciting, there are concerns that come along with it.
FREMONT, CA: Technological innovations in cars over the past years has seen a great many safety and automation features that can help drivers and are extremely useful to drivers who may have more restricted eyesight, reactions, or mobility. No other industry has benefitted this, much like the automobile industry from all the technological advancements in the world. While progress is very exciting, there are concerns that come along with the advancement. Here are the pros and cons of technology trends that many are looking forward to within the automotive sector.
Electric cars are rising in popularity now more than ever before. Vehicles being controlled by a computer system would take a lot of the errors and dangers out of the equation. They would create quicker commutes, fuel savings, and fewer crashes. On-board diagnostics tell drivers about the problems in the car long before it stalls on the road and leaves the user stranded. This makes car repairs less expensive. There’s no doubt that safety features today are far more than what they used to be. Not just airbags, but safety locks, anti-skid brakes, and rear-facing cameras have definitely heightened the safety of everyone in the car.
Apart from this, cruise control ensures the car stays at a regular speed. This makes better fuel consumption and a smooth drive. Parking options are way better, and thanks to sensors that warn drivers about obstacles around the car. With this, drivers can hear voice messages giving parking instructions. All this means less trouble for the user. Along with this, navigation systems like GPS have made getting to a place super simple. Drivers can stream maps and just follow the instructions being given to make way to the destination.
But with the use of advanced technology systems come many concerns about vulnerability. Even with the elimination of human error, technology could experience malfunctions that cause accidents and risks. As entertainment options are plenty, but when one has Wi-Fi hotspots and the option to stream videos, games, and movies, the whole point of a ride gets defeated. And above all, driving is a skill that is human-based rather than technology-based. So, when one relies too much on technology, it can also leave people crippled without it.
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