Automobiles are one of the most prevalent means of transportation in the present world and with the progress of time and enhancement of scientific technologies, various newer and innovative models of cars have emerged. Smart cars are one of the recent innovations in the field of automobile engineering, just like other smart devices like smart phones, smart TVs and smart watches, smart cars are unique because it makes use of artificial intelligence or AI for its functioning, these smart cars are more dependent on networking technology. With the official launch of the 5G network in most parts of the developed world in 2019 data processing and connectivity will take wireless speed to a whole new level. This will lead to the formation of smart cars having certain features like lane departure warning system, project AWAKE for lethargic drivers and Autonomous Cruise Control, including wireless battery monitoring technology for hybrid cars.
DESIGN DEPICTION OF THE APPLE SMART CAR
It is opined that the smart cars which will be devised and launched in the future will possess various advanced functions like satellite monitoring and position monitoring, self-parking and most significantly driverless commuting (Self driving). In fact, various researchers have made premature claims that the smart cars of the future will be able to function without any form of interference from the point of view of the driver and will be able to cope with traffic hazards by means of infrared and wireless connections to decipher the road signs and signals while steering clear of accidents and making the right turns in case of road curves all by themselves. In fact it has been revealed that traveling among congested traffic is not going to be a difficult endeavor for the smart cars with the presence of the computerized engine management systems, wireless and GPS or global positioning system. one of the most important aims of the smart cars is to enable driverless commuting.
This can be made possible in the future with the use of enhanced technical tools which permit their independent functioning with minimum interference form the driver and having alcohol locks for errant drivers and hypo-vigilance systems for drowsy drivers. Smart cars are also expected to ensure pollution control and possess anti-lock breaking systems. There are certain smart car ventures which have been launched for improving the level of intelligence. These include ComuniCar, SEVECOM, ADAS etc. With the launch of the long anticipated 5G network in 2019, these type of smart cars could be on the roads sooner than you think.