It’s been a long on-ramp for the smart car concept, but things seemed to kick into a higher gear over the past year as major IT and tech companies poured resources into automotive efforts, and big brands in the car sector welcomed new collaborations. This week, a lot of that behind-the-scenes activity produced results in the form of exciting prototypes – some even drivable – at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show. The event’s dedicated smart car programming helped to rev up further excitement over where this technology is headed, so it’s worth taking a moment to consider the state of the art now.
Here’s where things stand:
Innovative software is already starting to introduce smart car technology to the mass market:
As for more advanced tech, the market for smart car sensors is expected to grow considerably over the coming years:
And biometrics specialists are involving themselves in the action in a big way:
Meanwhile, Car makers themselves, as well as automotive components suppliers, are starting to put a heavy emphasis on biometrics and other sophisticated smart car technologies:
… And it’s a smooth road ahead with 5G and IoT infrastructure is evolving to accommodate smart car technologies: