Wondering what is coming by way of car tech innovations? We got you covered. Here are some of the most interesting products to come out of the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) 2020:
While the Avatar-inspired Mercedes-Benz Vision AVTR is cutting edge in many ways, they have one ability that you might find in automotive across the county fairly soon; Biometrics. This feature allows the car to detect your pulse and breathing by ditching the steering wheel and utilizing a multifunctional control element activated by your palm. While you will not be losing your steering wheel anytime soon, the cars you shop throughout the country will start to monitor the driver and the occupants. This can help make sure drivers pay attention to the road, optimize safety systems in a collision, and tailor the passengers’ entertainment experiences.
These helmets for motorcyclists do it all! They have built-in turn signals and taillights. They have Bluetooth so that you can sync it with a smartphone app. This allows you to not only play music and talk on the phone but get navigation directions, use fall and collision detection, and send out automatic emergency service notifications. These helmets will help everyone sharing the road and lead the way for a safer, smarter motorcycle experience.
Mobile Payment Systems
Your cars may soon be able to serve as their own payment system! Using your dashboard, some cars will be able to pay for gas, food, parking, or tolls. There has been tech where you can order things like coffee from your car, but the system often requires using your phone or owning a specific brand of car. This new system will make it more convenient by only needing the dashboard. Given the widespread usage of SiriusXM and Visa technology in everyday cars, you may be able to pay for gas from within your car sooner than you think in metropolitan areas.