Though automobile engineers have yet to create a car with Batmobile-like capabilities, cutting-edge technology and top-of-the-line features promise a bright future for the auto industry. Check out some of the most highly anticipated expectations for cars of the future.

Farewell Fuel Power

While electric-powered cars have been slowly taking over their fuel-powered counterparts, plug-in vehicles are expected to overtake the auto market in the coming years. Automakers like General Motors, Tesla, Nissan, and Volkswagen are hoping to change the game with models like the Bolt EV, Model 3, and Leaf that are sold at an affordable price (starting under $30,000) and have a driving range of nearly 240 miles. Furthermore, with electric car charging networks being built on highways across America, owning an electric vehicle is going to be more convenient than ever.

Candid Camera

Exterior cameras are old news. Interior cameras, however, are just starting to hit the scene and are expected to change the way family-friendly vehicles are made in the future. While brands like the Kia Sedona and Chrysler Pacifica have catapulted the minivan market into heated competition, features like the interior camera system on the 2018 Honda Odyssey allow drivers to keep an eye on passengers during travel. And with Honda’s CabinTalk feature, parents can also talk to passengers in the second- and third-row using the high-tech audio system. These and similar inventions will undoubtedly continue to evolve and improve in future auto designs.

Self-Driving Success

The concept of self-driving cars can be traced back all the way to 1925 when the 1926 Chandler was guided through traffic via a remote radio-controller. And while companies like Google have been experimenting with self-driving cars since 2010, engineers are closer than ever to making driverless cars an actual reality. Several luxury models are already capable of navigating highways and stop-and-go traffic, but with automakers like GM, Nissan, and Volkswagen testing advanced technologies in complex urban and suburban environments, the future of self-driving cars looks nothing short of successful. Even with advanced technology and top-notch safety features, one thing remains certain – accidents will continue to happen. If you find yourself involved in a collision, call Cascade Collision for a free quote.