What Will Cars Do in 80 Years?1
Can you imagine the technology of your car in the future? How about 80 years from now? Will your car fly? Will you have a personal jetpack? Here’s one to consider: Take all the bad drivers you curse every day while you pilot your way to work and give them all flying machines. That would make for some fantastic video. And lawsuits, too.
It’s not easy to look into the future. But it takes a good imagination, and true desire to look beyond what sits in the driveway today. And I would bet that every one of you has some of this future-think in your DNA.
Think about your car. What do you like? What would you like to remove from your car and install, say, in your mother-in-law’s car? Or just eliminate, perhaps? Honda has been developing a remarkable documentary series. While it’s true that it’s a sales pitch, it’s also terrific insight into the future of the automobile. Check out their idea about vehicles 88 years from now. (watch video)
My main ride is a 2005 SUV. It’s not large, so let’s call it a midsize. I really like the seats, even now with nearly 120,000 miles on the odometer. It runs smoothly, but it could always be faster. At least it could accelerate faster. But, it’s quiet at highway speeds, has lots of room, and I can transport family, friends, dogs, equipment, and basically whatever I need in it. So, I keep it.
I hate the NAV system. It is beyond stupid. The automatic air conditioner is bi-polar. It’s either blowing hot, or cold, but nothing in between. The center stack is okay, but the look of the speedo and tach are very 2000. Caught in time. Not old fashioned, but not modern, either. So, there are things I would change. Things I want. Things I may need…
But, 80 years from now? Well, that’s perhaps a bit of a reach, but I can see things happening that are amazing. AutoPacific wants to know what you think about your car. We want to know what you want. What would you replace, disown, or repaint? What would make you keep your car for a long time? And, what would prompt you to say, “aha! There’s a new car I would buy right now.” Tell us at VehicleVoice Dot Com.