Toyota Provide Superhuman Safety Net With New Safety Tech Displayed In New Toyota GR Supra

As we move into a world of new technologies, our daily products will become more intelligent. If we cast our minds back to the types of mobile phones we once had, they seem alarmingly outdated compared to the smart devices we have today. The same could also be said about cars. 

Cars are one of the few products that often get state-of-the-art technologies. New emerging technologies continue to make our car rides quicker, more comfortable, and most importantly, safer. For this reason, newer models always have selling points that make them attractive to the buyer. 

For example, sensors and crash-prevention technology demonstrated in the image below is a great selling point and a point of interest for new buyers. These new technologies have changed the fundamentals of cars with a shift in focus. 

(Image Source: Wall Street Journal)

Although the ability to drift in cars may not be appealing to all, the technology behind it is a real game-changer. A US-based research team formed from Toyota and Stanford University has designed and developed an autonomous GR Supra that can drift independently.

Its innovative technology could be fitted into future cars, giving them an extra safety level. It could save lives even beyond the skills of the driver, allowing autonomous technology to take over for the driver in dangerous situations like wet conditions, sliding the car through corners beyond the driver's own capabilities

The car's onboard systems can use intelligent technology to calculate and foresee incidents thanks to their inbuilt powerful sensors and processors that can even be found on Samsung's latest handset with camera sensors. The computer is able to simulate hundreds of potential scenarios, calculating corners before it has even reached them. Toyota believes this technology could be used on the road to make instinctive interventions to prevent accidents while applying an advanced level of driving skill only professional drivers have. 

Advanced technologies in cars to look out for :

AI and Autonomous Driving 

Autonomous vehicles are being fitted with AI, pushing the creativity and development of vehicle s. The software installed will be loaded with sensors and cameras. Working in unison, they will help technology understand what is happening in real-time.

Technology of this caliber could help save lives whilst making roads safer. Tesla, who is at the forefront of pioneering automotive vehicles include adaptive braking sensors which automatically break that car, preventing any accidents.

AI technology also has great potential for transforming road safety. However, like most things, there are some individuals who are not keen on AI technology. They believe its large implementation is an intrusion of their personal lives. However, there is no denying the fact that AI technology can help save lives. And so, with this in mind, it should be at the forefront of defending the technology. 

AI-powered Dashboard 

AI in cars can change user experiences, driving sales. AI does not only act as a safety net, but helps to create an immersive experience. AI can power personalized cockpit infotainment systems, customizing car settings. These settings offer the driver recommendations as well as learn the habits of the driver over time. 

Manufacturers are also now looking at integrating their own in-car virtual assistance, Powered by AI voice control. Reducing the risk of carrying out manual tasks whilst at the wheel of the car.

If AI was implemented on the roads and in cars, it could help to radically reduce the number of incidents on the road, making it safer for all. Approximately 2000 people a year die due to a road traffic accident, with around 24,000 people injured. The graph below indicates the number of car drivers killed & injured in 2019 on UK roads.

(Image Source: Statista)

Considering how far technology has come and its application in a wide range of industries, it's important to consider how the world is changing before our eyes. As the pandemic has brought upon new challenges and many are now working and learning from home, there could be space for technologies like AI to grow in more ways than imaginable. 

If we take a closer look at education and AI, it has the potential to radically change learning even being incorporated with other technologies such as augmented reality. This bright thope makes the future seem, not only safer, but enriching for generations to come. 

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