Long gone are the days when cars were a simple way to get from point A to point B. The competitive nature of the automotive industry coupled with advances in technology, means that cars are no longer simple upgrades from previous models: they’re large smart devices! 2022 is set to bring exciting new cars that should improve and enhance the driving experience and we’ve taken a look at what’s in store.
However, if you’re planning to buy ‘the car of the future’ – it is key to remember that the industry has moved away from existing mechanics and this new technology being implemented is likely to require even more protection. So, before you make your choice, take a look at warranty and gap insurance options that best safeguard this investment. You should also think about a small fleet insurance policy for your business vehicles.
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As previously mentioned, today’s cars not rely on more than mechanics but more so on software, sensors and more importantly connectivity. With their in-built sensors, the modern car is able to connect to the internet and exchange data: with other cars, data centres, smartphones and infrastructure such as traffic lights – any entity that may affect the car
This data can then be used to further develop the automotive industry, identifying areas for improvement,and paving the way to safer and successful autonomous vehicles.
Even though in-car apps and software aren’t new to us, as technology keeps pressing forward, we can expect this technology to do the same–becoming more sophisticated and better at catering to the demands of consumers.
With the ever-changing needs and wants from consumers, manufacturers are more focused on more thorough testingto ensure optimum user experience. For instance, reviewing how traffic data is used to alert drivers to any unforeseen changes to road conditions, travel routes etc.
The more devices become connected, the more concerns grow over security of the data shared and collected.
Cybersecurity has become a major issue and most are unaware that they can be attacked through their vehicles. Hackers can gain access to the vehicle and the collected data, therefore manufacturers are pushing for more education on this topic and looking for ways to keep consumer data protected.
Looking to buy a fully-electric pick-up truck/SUV? Startup company Rivian successfully delivered a fully-electric pick-up! The vehicle is set to transform its respective market boasting the latest technology and impressive engineering.
Hyundai Ioniq 6
Inspired by Hyundai Prophecy concept, the new Hyundai Ioniq 6! It should be capable of offering at least 250 miles between charges and with features to maximise aero efficiency. It is designed to take on the likes of Tesla Model 3.
Another vehicle coming into the market toe-to-toe with Tesla Model 3, is the BMW i4! The model is looking to offer a range of 300+ miles between charges and even though it might not look that way, it is packing impressive electric tech outside and of course inside!