New Vehicle Technologies: Shaping The Future
3D Printed Tires
Nicknamed “the Vision”, Michelin released the prototype for a tire that is both wheel and airless and has no need for rims or inflation. It’s hard for the average consumer to imagine how this blue webbed-like structure would work, but Michelin promises that it will be sturdy enough to support the automobile while still remaining flexible during impact. Made from recycled materials, the positive impact on the environment is also a plus.
So, what does this mean for drivers? Within the next few years, safety hazards like low tire pressure and blowout related car crashes could be a thing of the past. This is an amazing advancement in new vehicles technology since thousands of tire related accidents cause fatalities each year.
Vehicle to Vehicle Communication
Truckers driving eighteen wheelers have been able to communicate with each other for years using CB systems. Now, auto makers like Ford are taking this concept to a whole new level through the testing of V2V, a vehicle to vehicle communication system that uses wireless signals to send info back and forth between cars. This information, such as location, speed and direction, will allow vehicles to keep a safe distance. According to Green Car Congress, could reduce vehicle crashes on roadways by upwards of seventy-nine percent.
Although the innovative safety devices and other new vehicle technologies outlined in this article might not be widely available today, they are headed for the auto market of the future and will prevent countless would-be collisions. Until then, let Orlando Auto Body be your go to for any of your collision related needs.