2018 Automotive Technology Trend

The appearance of future cars will be very different.


Because you do not have to drive

Since there is no need to drive, no steering wheel is needed, no brakes are required, and more space is available. The space will gradually change to the optimal form to consume the content.

Since there is no need to be a driver

There is no need to be a driver. When the car moves on its own, the driver's seat itself disappears. Instead, it will evolve into a form that can do additional work besides driving.

It sounds so natural, but I think it is very important. What do you think about the car? Nine of the heat will look like the following, but in the future, the answers will vary a lot.

As the shape of the car changes, a major change in the functional aspect is also expected.

Why buy a car? I do not want to use public transportation because I want to drive the question.

Global automobile companies participating in CES 2018 showed the sudden transformation of automobiles in preparation for this future.

* CES 2018 is the world's largest electronics trade show, featuring cutting-edge new technologies from leading electronics and IT companies, including automakers.

From Smart Home to Smart City

CES 2017 showed that if it had been linked with 'smart home' and automobile, it would be expanding the application area of automobiles to 'smart city' using IsoT Internet (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI) technology .

Toyota presented a blueprint for a new type of vehicle that could be used throughout Smart City. E-pallet 'platform that can be used in various fields such as car sharing, logistics transportation, passenger, mobile store and delivery. By allowing the interior of the vehicle to be set freely according to the purpose, the vehicle can act as a single platform.

e-palette introduction video

Honda broke the boundaries between cars and robots. He showed that people could replace dangerous things with self-driving cars because they were dangerous. It looks almost like a car, close to a living robot. It will be interesting to see how the small self-propelled vehicle series, which can be used for leisure, fire suppression, construction, and construction, will be applied in the future.

A more sticky relationship between the vehicle and the driver

Future vehicles will be equipped with UI / UX-based driver-oriented technologies and services rather than technology suppliers such as vehicle speed and performance, thus enhancing vehicle-driver connectivity

Before I called his name
He just
It was just a gesture.

When I called his name,
He comes to me
It became a flower.

As Kim Chun-soo's 'Flower' came out, the car also called the name and became a flower (?). In the past, if you have been calling your car with a different nickname, you should now remember to order something like 'High Hyundai' or 'High Benz' to talk to the real car. To call a voice recognition secretary for a car. Instead of calling the driver, you can call, play music, turn on air conditioning, or answer questions about your car.

Nissan has released the B2V (Brain to Vehicle), which allows the driver to determine the driver's brain signal and adjust the driving environment more quickly than the driver. Now is the time for the car to read my thoughts and move myself first.

Nissan B2V introduction video

If I could read my thoughts, I would be reminded of Prop X of the movie X-Men, but if the use of brain signals can only be realized, it will be used indefinitely in various fields as well as in cars.

Some of the movies X-Men, Professor X

Display competition has been further fueled. I can feel the feeling of being like Tony Stark of Iron Man in the vehicle such as a large-sized vehicle display, augmented reality, and an infotainment system with a HUD .

* Head Up Display (HUD): Front display that provides vehicle information to the vehicle's windshield

HUD (Source: SAE)

Bentz has unveiled the Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) infotainment system with a navigation display with augmented reality and a touchscreen-based cockpit for the driver's quick and easy driving.

Hyundai Mobis introduced new technology related to vehicle-driver connection as a comprehensive gift set. Auto-valet parking, video-based driver certification, back-sensor-based biometrics, display pop-up steering wheel and electronic wheel integration module.

Hyundai Mobis new technology (Source: Seoul Newspaper)

The electric car is now very natural.

Electric cars gradually penetrate into everyday life and are moving toward commercialization. How long it takes to charge for a short period of time or distance is important. Charging an electric car is an annoyance, and it is a result of reflecting the demand of consumers who want to drive more than once. In addition to competition for next-generation electric vehicles, the development of technology in the hydrogen vehicle field is accelerating the competition for environmentally friendly vehicles that incorporate the latest technologies . Hyundai has revealed its interest in the hydrogen car. It should be watched whether electric cars can be positioned as next generation green vehicles.

Hyundai 's US startup 'Aurora' hydrogen car 'Nexso' equipped with self-propelled vehicle technology (5 minutes filling time and maximum travel distance 590km)

Future Mobility 's China start-up electric vehicle 'Viton' (maximum mileage 400km)


1. Extend the connection area of cars that extend from smart home to smart city

2. Increased connectivity between vehicle and driver

3. Activation of electric car performance and next-generation eco-friendly car competition

Eventually, cars become increasingly versatile gadgets to become the world's leading platform.


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