We have always found the evolution of
cars fascinating. The stylists of the
50s added bomb sights and rockets, and
later fins to the bodies.
The engineers went to overhead valve
V-8s that only grew in size and power,
and the accessories run the gamut.
In the 60s the bomb sights and fins
disappeared in favor of a sleeker
look. And engines just kept growing.
Today body styles look similar for
years and the engines are getting
smaller. Here are a few innovations
that are in our future.
In 2014, Honda is set to place a
composite engine block in their cars.
Blocks will be made of reinforced
Speaking of composites, in 2014 ZF is
going to introduce Composite chassis
components. Materials will be carbon
fiber and high-strength plastics.
In 2015, Nissan will introduce us
to the wheel hub electric drive. It i
s said this will combine propulsion,
brake, and suspension components
inside each wheel.
4 electric motors per car? Gives a
new meaning to All-Wheel-Drive.
More proof of how crazy its getting is
the GM release of the full windshield
head-up display in 2016.
GM claims this will fill the view ahead
with pertinent road information and
vehicle information. No word on if it
distracts your driving.
In 2018, several different car companies
are going to debut the car-to-car
communication system. Claims is each
vehicle profile is enhanced by radio
signals to lower the risk of collision.
We always thought you stop using
your smart phone to lower the risk of
That concludes our nickel tour through
the future of our driving.
Comments are always welcome.