Best Automotive Technologies and Innovations

The automotive industry is adopting new technologies in its operations at an unprecedented scale. The advent of new technologies and increased demand for comfort and luxury have influenced the automotive industry and birthed connected cars. Such technologies as artificial intelligence and big data have been around for a while; however, newer technologies such as the internet of things and blockchain also find numerous applications in automotive. A comprehensive survey of automotive industry trends to look forward to in 2021 reveals information-centric technologies playing a central role in the industry’s future.

Here are our top automotive technologies and innovations:

Smart Visors (Bosch Virtual Visor)

This smart visor employs a series of AI algorithms to monitor the driver’s facial features, including eye movement. It efficiently blocks off blinding sun rays directed at the driver’s eyes, and at the same time, maintains up to 90% visibility due to its transparent screen.

Smart Mobility Ecosystem

Using your smartphone, you can effortlessly have a car with a driver show up at your doorstep and take you to the destination required.

Digital Cockpit Solutions

Analog car dashboards are now being transformed into sleek multi-screen digital dashboards, which is right on cue since we have fully embraced digital UI in many other areas, from smartphones to laptops, TV, and various computing devices.

Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB)

The automatic emergency braking system uses sensors and radar to detect and monitor the distance between your vehicle and the car (or other obstacles) directly in front of you. I

Connected Mobile Apps/Digital Key

This is a cool feature for many tech-lovers, and since we carry our smartphones virtually everywhere, the digital key will become even better than the infamous key fob.

Teen Driver Technology

The teen driver technology permits parents and guardians to customize certain car features to help monitor their teens remotely when they are behind the wheels.

Exit Warning to Protect Cyclists

It is a system that detects an approaching cyclist when a driver is about to open the car door. It prevents a collision by warning the driver about the approaching cyclist, and at the same time, it alerts the cyclist that the car door is about to open.

Firmware Over the Air (FOTA) Update

As a remote software management system, FOTA updates can fix bugs and software-related issues without the need of physical intervention into the device.

Velabit Lidar

VelaBit is not nearly as powerful as the more expensive option, but it does meet the desired requirement for LiDAR sensors used in autonomous cars and the Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) in manually driven cars.

Solar-Powered Cars

Solar cars are electric cars that convert the sun’s energy to electricity using photovoltaic cells.

Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS)

It’s essentially an active safety system that acts as an assistant driver to prevent an avoidable car crash.

Extensive Exterior Cameras

Exterior cameras with a 360o view of the entire surrounding of cars are instrumental in preventing collisions of any kind.

Blind-Spot View Monitor

The Blind Spot Detection system uses a combination of sensors and side cameras to monitor the vehicle’s blind spot and alert the driver when there is another vehicle and obstacle of any kind in the blind spot.

Circular Economy as a New Roadmap for Automotive Industry

The success of the automated circular economy is hinged on other rising trends in the industry such as car electrification, recycling of electric car batteries, longer lifespan of cars and car components which can be achieved through subscription-based ownership, and finally by reducing carbon emissions.


The automotive industry is gradually going through a period of change. Manufacturers want to improve their vehicle and their driver’s experience, by connecting cars and people on the road, by providing clean air, and in the end, more affordable cars.

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