While it goes in a different direction than the auto industry’s traditional go-it-alone approach of vertical integration years ago, today’s world demands that auto companies collaborate in areas outside their space and seek ways to make new profits from disrupting trends.
2020 will see a flurry of new autonomous functionality appearing in almost every new car. Autonomous capabilities like self-parking and adaptive cruise control will be available from virtually every auto OEM in new vehicles. This movement is unstoppable and, while driverless cars themselves won’t populate the road in 2019, the direction seems clear. Tesla and Google are also making inroads into producing road-legal driverless cars.
Almost a decade has passed since the debut of the Spyder 918 concept in Geneva back in 2010. But it was not just until recently that the official price surfaced: $845,000. And as most know this is not the true price seeing as how a massive list of optional equipment will likely push this guy […]
Audi has started a thunder race of sorts,or perhaps better thought of as a mind race, as it competes with arch names Benz and Bimmer for the luxury car of top-selling brand by 2020.
3D printing will begin to appear in other areas, such as basic car construction done by mainstream carmakers and new players like Local Motors, a low-volume manufacturer of open-source vehicles. After all, 3D printing makes it cost-effective to build things, challenging today’s fundamental approach to car design.
Augmented reality will assist driver safety and impact areas from designing to repair. While virtual reality creates a simulated world, augmented reality adds specific, created elements to the real world via technology.