What Will The Cars of the Future Look Like?

According to Back to the Future we’ve now hit the year where we should all be scaling the skyways of the world in flying car. Cars powered by litter and rubbish that are as adept in the air as they are on the ground. Obviously we’re not at that point at the moment. In fact, we’re not even close to it. And the idea of flying cars at any point in the near future seems about as likely as Michael J Fox hopping in the Delorean for a fourth time. But there’s no doubt that cars these days are evolving.

We’re seeing an influx of hybrid models coming onto the market with the idea of making our roads that little bit greener. In fact, in a few years time you might be able to visit the like of rrg-group.com and pick up a Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid. Hybrid models are growing in popularity and look set to go mainstream alongside their petrol powered counterparts.

Technology has also played a massive role in the development of cars and looks set to have an even bigger influence as the years go by. Indeed, at a practical and technical level cars are becoming influenced more by technology. Take smartphones, for instance. You can now see to it that your smartphone is compatible with your car in some cases. You can use it to influence things like the heating and air conditioning and to access your music. You can get ahold of apps that provide you with valuable information. Such as local parking spaces and where the nearest petrol garage is. But you can also get apps that revolutionize the driving experience. Apps that alert you to road hazards and calculate distances between cars look set to change the driving experience.

And then there are devices that allow for Wi-Fi access inside cars. You can connect your phone or tablet devices to the Wi-Fi while in the car. All these things are indicators of what the future of automotive travel has in store for us.



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In the not too distant future, we will see the evolution and development of electric cars. These look set to become the future of automotive travel. At least in the more immediate future. Some electric cars are already on the market, and they give us a good idea of the kind of thing we can expect from them in the future. The advantage of electric cars is that they’re environmentally friendly. These days it’s important to think about the environment. As a result, electric cars are developed as a way towards greener driving.

The principal appeal of electric cars is that the don’t need fuel to run. All you need to do is plug them in and charge them, and they will run on electricity. This makes them much more efficient than regular cars, but also more eco-friendly. Because of this the idea behind electric cars is that they’ll become a cheaper, greener and more efficient way of travel.

There are only a limited number of electric cars currently on the market. However, this looks set to change soon as there are more and more hybrid cars making appearances. It seems manufacturers grasp the appeal and importance of green travel and are trying to make sure their cars deliver.

The design of electric cars looks set to evolve as well. For now they evoke a golf cart design as a nippy, space-saving little model perfect for manoeuvring around the city. Yet there looks set to be design changes to make electric models look closer to current cars.



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Further into the future we might be looking at an important evolution in driving. This may happen with the evolution of autonomous cars. These are driverless vehicles, the likes of which were popularized in the 1992 movie Total Recall. These types of self-driving vehicles will be perfect for the busy lifestyles we all seem to have these days. Lifestyles that look set to get even more busy in the future. Autonomous cars can memorize routes, provide safe travel and allow you to catch up on your emails on the way to work.

Another big advantage of these types of cars is that in theory they should prevent accidents. They eliminate the issue of human error and thus make the roads much safer. As a result, the cars can be much lighter because safety issues aren’t such a problem. This in turn makes them more fuel efficient and thus helps the environment.

Autonomous cars will no doubt have internet access and will be compatible with all kinds of forms of technology. Autonomous cars can give the best of both worlds. They are hands-free, driverless cars that allow us the opportunity to catch up with our busy schedules. But they may also combine this with the design of electric cars. Smaller, safer, more efficient vehicles for a future age. These will cost less to run, use less energy and can save space and reduce congestion in the towns and cities.



We might even find that in the future there are fewer cars, and instead we use a strategy like Zip Car. This is a method whereby people pay to hire cars for the allotted time that they need it. They then return it, and the next person takes it for their segment. This resembles a car rental process, but you can use it on a daily basis.

This might become the norm in the future to cut down on traffic and potential pollution. A car share idea such as this already exists, of course. But it might develop and evolve to include future cars. There is also the opportunity to synchronize phone apps to these types of cars that will allow you to control them remotely.

It’s pretty clear that cars of the future will look and operate in a much different way to the modern cars of today. For one thing, the design is likely to look more futuristic. We might have many cars that resemble spacecrafts more than standard automobiles, like the BMW Concept Hybrid. One thing’s for sure though; any cars of the future will no doubt be designed to be as green and efficient as possible. We might even see a time with fewer cars on the road used by many people. Whatever the design or function of the cars in the future they are sure to be much different to the gas guzzlers we find ourselves with today.

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