It’s exciting to imagine the options the cars of the future will have. We’ve covered a number of futuristic breakthroughs in automotive technology, and the most promising of the bunch are featured below.
Honda has already created a color-coded speedometer that glows green when drivers accelerate and brake smoothly; when they drive too aggressively, the speedometer glows a deep blue. Rearview mirrors and steering wheels will also make the most of their utility with integrated GPS and games. Self-steering technology--like that used in the buses in Berkeley, California--will continue to improve. And even sports cars will ramp up their all-weather capability for year-round use.
Today, these options are considered futuristic, but one day they'll undoubtedly be standard. Check out some of the other futuristic automotive options below.
The Kapsys Kapten Audible GPS With Voice Recognition
Honda's New Eco Cars
GPS Steering Wheels
Automatic Car Secretaries
DriveAssist Intercepts Texts and Calls While Driving
GPS Driven BMW
Voice Controlled iPod, Phone and Media
The Pioneer AVIC-F500BT GPS Navigator (CES 2008)
Car Mirrors With Games
Multifunction GPS Bluetooth Rearview Mirror System
Rearview Mirror With Embedded GPS
GPS Integrated Rear-View Mirrors II
UC Berkeley Magnetic Transit
Lamborghini Luxury Parking Spots
Suspended Car Parking Lots
The Street-Legal KTM X-Bow Takes on Snow Like a Champ (UPDATE)
Parking Lot Car Locators
Holographic Fireworks to Find Your Ride
Intelligent Wheels in Gas-Free Cars
Michelin ‘Active Wheel' and Venturi Volage