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Where We're Going We Might Need Roads

WHERE WE'RE GOING, WE MIGHT NEED ROADS: A Look at Today's Cars of the Future In the past, science fiction has had lofty visions of cars in the future. They were often flying, zigzagging through massive cityscapes in neon metropolises. Although they do not fly, cars have progressed considerably in the last 30 years. Check out the car technologies of the future that we are on the cusp of having today. BODY Biofibre REDUCING 1 WEIGHT BY 15% WOULD REDUCE FUEL CONSUMPTION BY Anorganic material that is capable of absorbing and storing energy from the sun. It is LIGHTER and of a car's fuel STRONGER than current consumption is a result of the car's weight. 10% material used for most car exteriors. External Car Airbags Mercedes Benz is developing airbags that deploy underneath your vehicle in order to stop your car and prevent serious accidents. WHEN DEPLOYED: Stopping power of vehicle is DOUBLED. Vehicle is lifted 8CM to improve bumper contact and prevent passengers from slipping under seatbelts. ENGINE The Future Is Electric Tesla Motors has developed a world-class all-electric car that is changing the game. SUPERCHARGER NETWORK BY THE END OF 2015, Tesla will have BATTERY SWAPPING enough charging 30 - 170 at the stations stations across the provides you with GIVES US to allow you to a full charge in less travel from coast MINUTE than 5 minutes, for MILE RANGE OF TRAVEL to coast for free. CHARGE a nominal fee. CARS ARE WELL MADE First electric vehicle to win Motor Trend's Car of the Year award. Only 6 PARTS on a Tesla S need regular replacement: So structurally sound, the NHTSA's roof crush test machine broke testing the Model S. WINDSHIELD BLADES 4 TIRES Other Prominent Alternative Engine Fuels BIO COMPRESSED AIR DIESEL SOLAR ENERGY HYDROGEN ETHANOL USER INTERFACE Complete User Integration Already close to a reality, cars are becoming flawlessly synched with our electronic devices. UPON ENTERING THE VEHICLE, THE CAR WILL SENSE YOU AND KNOW YOUR: MUSIC PREFERENCES CAR CABIN DRIVING PREFERENCES PREFERENCES (temperature, seat incline, etc.) (freeway/streets/scenic) Augmenled Realily Dashboard No longer will there be a center dashboard in your vehicle. Soon, your windshield will overlay information on top of your actual view of the road. THIS WILL DISPLAY: Drive Information Interactive Information (MPG, speed, maintenance lights, etc.) PROXIMITY TO OBJECTS: TRAFFIC INFORMATION: Car Accidents DRIVING DIRECTIONS Will warn you to break when approaching too fast. Road Hazards SENSORS Driverless Cars Already a Reality: Google has tested their self-driving cars on over 300,000 miles of public highways and roads. Cars record images of roads, and use that information with established information on Google Maps to improve driving routes and avoid accidents and traffic. LEAD DEVELOPER AT GOOGLE CLAIMS DRIVERLESS CARS WILL: 2 million REDUCE TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS BY 30,000 90% deaths injuries This would prevent over 30,000 deaths and 2 million injuries annually, and save the country $450 billion in costs annually. x 1500 x 100,000 This would save 4.8 billion 1.9 billion REDUCE WASTED COMMUTE TIME BY commuting hours gallons in fuel savings, annually. 90% x240,000,000 x 100,000,000 This would increase car and utilization from reduce cost per mile by REDUCE NUMBER OF CARS BY 90% 5-10% 80% 75% or more. Vehicle to Vehicle (V2V) and Vehicle to Infrastructure (V21) Communication: Technology is in development to allow vehicles to communicate with other vehicles, as well as traffic lights and other objects, while on the road. Both the auto industry and the federal government are supporting this technology. POTENTIAILLY: Allows for "platooning," where many cars drive closely together as one unit. V2V AND V21 TOGETHER V2V IS ESTIMATED TO ARE ESTIMATED TO STOP STOP 79% OF VEHICLE 81%(79% 81% OF ACCIDENTS. ACCIDENTS ON THE ROAD. WE MAY NOT BE FLYING, HOWEVER CARS ARE MORE SAFE AND ECOFRIENDLY THAN EVER BEFORE. Sources http://biomecar.weebly.com/what-is-biofibre.html http://ec.europa.eu/research/transport/projects/items/reducing_car_weight_and_cutting_down_greenhouse_gas_emissions_en.htm http://www.forbes.com/sites/chunkamui/2013/01/22/fasten-your-seatbelts-googles-driverless-car-is-worth-trillions/2/ http://auto.howstuffworks.com/under-the-hood/trends-innovations/5-future-car-technologies5.htm http://www.askmen.com/top_10/cars/top-10-future-vehicle-technology.html http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1087048_five-facts-about-tesla-electric-cars-that-may-surprise-you http://www.teslamotors.com/supercharger http://www.forbes.com/sites/quora/2013/01/18/what-are-some-mind-blowing-facts-about-tesla-motors/ 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 ШI IIIII II

Where We're Going We Might Need Roads

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As we approach the year 2015, in which time traveling Marty McFly roamed around in a world of flying cars, why is it that this innovative possibility still seems so far away? Take a look at technologi...

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