We have been posting regular updates to newest technological advancement in automotive industry by mainstream car manufacturers like Renault, Audi and Mercedes apart from the "Self Driven SmartCars" developed by tech giant Google, after the smart Mercedes car which can automatically brake and swerve around pedestrians we now have another video on an awesome new feature which will be part of the upcoming "2014 Mercedes S Class" - the Magic Body Control System.
In simple words Mercedes Magic Body Control (MBC) system uses a series of smart hardware and software systems to scan the road ahead and adaptively adjust suspension system in split-seconds to offer a truly magical bump free smooth ride. Just watch the video posted below (click Read more) and see the difference in car’s composure over bumps with and without the MBC system, using this technology one can be sure they won't spill there drinks even when the driver misses the bump ahead.
Audi is a leading car brand known for it's premium offerings, and it's not only automated driving they have in stock for future technology. There is no doubt that Lights are one of the most fundamental safety feature on any automobile, and Audi wants them to get better - be it signaling people behind you with digital signage utilizing OLED displays or with Laser lights which ensures safe driving in foggy conditions with poor visibility. Do check out the video demonstration of both these technologies below.
Smart technology is penetrating its way to automobiles we use in our daily lives very fast, be it the Google Smart Car, the upcoming Mercedes Benz with tech-assisted driving or the new Renault R-Link.
To add one more achievement to the list here is another interesting development from car manufacturer Audi, - an automated Valet parking using your smartphone. Just watch the video to see how you would be able to use your smartphones in near future to make your car automatically park itself when you get out of it at the main gate of an Hotel or shopping mall, and simply use your smartphone again to call it back at the main-gate when you are done with your work there.
Very James Bondish, isn't it !!!
Smart Google Car Project is something everybody is having high expectations from, but technology has already started to infiltrate more and more into today's automotive scene and users will soon see a new breed of smart features inside there usual traditional car brands like Mercedes and Renault. Here is an sneak peak into that future, the next generation of Mercedes-Benz S-Class with Continental’s Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) business unit which uses an stereo camera coupled with some smart data processing technology which is able to detect objects ahead by determining their size and distance and take actions accordingly.
There is no doubt we will be witnessing some revolutionary automotive technology when self-driving cars hit mainstream usage, however the next battlefront for automotive industry will be "in-vehicle technology" and it's already here. Car manufacture's are already offering exciting new tech-features like voice commands, computer controlled safety and driving assistance, and plans to introduce a full-fledged, in-car, app eco-system.
Mercedes Benz, - the well known name in automotive industry has taken things further with usage of technology in it's upcoming "A Class" car series. The newly unveiled video demonstrates the same, it would not be unreasonable to say that "this new car is all about technology" - don't forget to watch the video after the jump.
Your car is about to get smarter, Renault R-Link - a tactile, integrated, connected tablet in future versions of your Renault branded cars will feature a large 18cm tactile display, steering wheel-mounted controls and speech recognition and will be powered by an integrated Android operating-system effectively opening the way to the car-as-a-platform.
R-Link aims to provide future Renault vehicles with affordable, intuitive multimedia connectivity, both with the outside world and with its users. There will be around 50 apps bundled with the device when launched initially and Renault will open an Renault app store for people to download their own apps.
Demo video after the jump.