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[Video] ‘The Empty Car Convoy’ : Hyundai Cars To Get Smarter

Adding another entry to the growing list of smart automotive features including more and more technology. Assuring us once again that we could be seeing automated self-driving cars in "near future", Hyundai has released a video titled The Empty Car Convoy which shows six 2015 Hyundai Genesis cars driven by stunt drivers until one by one they jump out of the vehicles in order to allow the cars drive on their own.

‘Jaguar Virtual Windscreen’ Technology Concept Video Demonstration

[Video] Robo Valet Goes Live On German Airport To Park Your Car

Well this is no "Smart-Car" technology but something which you can experience right now - a fully automated Robo driven valet car parking system. German Airport Düsseldorf (DUS) has introduced ParkingPLUS structure with robot valets to take the hassle out of parking for travelers, the Robo named "Ray" measures the vehicle, picks it up with a forklift-like system, and takes it to the parking area, users can call their cars at "Pickup Pods" using their ParkingPLUS mobile app when they come-back, Ray is even connected to the airport's flight data system, and therefore knows when the customer will return for the vehicle.

Serva Robo Parking

Ford And Intel Testing Facial Recognition For Authentication In Cars

All sorts of cool technology is coming to the cars of future and Ford is now testing another clever integration of technology which might end-up in your next car. Dubbed "Ford Mobil" the company in-collaboration with Intel, is testing a facial-recognition system which will perform "in-car" camera based security authentication and personalization based on driver's preference. The system uses front-facing cameras to capture drivers images and perform the facial-recognition, if the driver can't be authenticated it'll send a photo to the vehicle owner's phone asking for permission for this person to drive the vehicle. This could also be used to allow parents to control how loud their kids listen to the music while driving, how fast they can drive, and even simply monitor them driving. The "Ford Mobile" will also utilize gesture and voice recognition technology to make things even easier to control for users while driving.

Ford Mobil
Ford Mobil

[Video] Goodbye carwash, Nissan Unveils The Self-Cleaning Car Technology

In yet another exciting development for automotive technology, Nissan has now unveiled something which every car owner would want - a car that can repel water, oil, dirt, dust, mud and grit making it virtually self-cleaning. Nissan is testing their cars to use the 'super-hydrophobic' and 'oleophobic' nano-technology based paint finish called Ultra-Ever Dry to repel stuff your car encounters making it look dirty. The company is performing extensive trials to determine if the material is durable for long-term use on vehicles, and whether it holds-up good in different weather conditions around the globe. Once cleared the coating will be offered as an after-market option to car owners. Don't miss the demonstration video shared ahead to see this technology in action.

Nissan develops a self-cleaning car

[Video] Land Rover Debuts The 'Transparent' Car Technology And It's Super Useful

Digital Carjackers Show Off New Attacks

Mainstream usage of self-driven cars could be years away, but technology is rapidly making it's way into automobile industry and with that it brings the menace of security breach or hacking. A couple of hackers show off a series of nasty new attacks on cars to forbes and shared them on video for everybody, do watch the video posted below.

Car Hacking

[Video] 2014 Mercedes S Class Magic Body Control System

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.

Mercedes S Class Magic Body Control System

[Video] Audi's piloted driving assists in traffic jams

We have seen Audi's noteworthy developmental concepts of features which could make into the next generation of there cars. Here is another one demonstrating Audi's piloted driving (auto driving) skills under traffic situations.

Audi Concepts Future Car With OLED and Laser Lights

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.

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