There aren’t any flying cars yet but that doesn’t mean that there are some cool futuristic car features coming soon (or are already here). While the idea of hovercrafts are pulled from sci-fi literature, movies, and The Jetsons, automakers are focusing on features that help drivers navigate the road in more safe and efficient ways.
Take the Blind Spot Intervention and Automatic Lane Correction system. Whatever the situation, we’ve all had close calls with other vehicles because of blind spots or drifting into another lane. The Blind Spot Intervention feature uses radar in your rear bumper, drifting in the direction of car in your blind spot will sound off an alarm. As for the Automatic Lane Correction, a tiny camera is equipped on the front of your rearview mirror to track lanes and will adjust the trajectory of your car if you start to drift.
In terms of technology with pedestrians in mind, look no further than the Pedestrian Detection System and Night Vision. With the Pedestrian Detection System, a vehicle will automatically stop if a pedestrian (or even an animal) darts right into your path. As for Night Vision, we can all appreciate extra help with vision during the night, manufacturers are coming out with small night vision screens that can alert you when pedestrians are present but aren’t visible to the naked eye.