Safety in cars has always been one of the most outstanding and remarkable aspects. For years people have been talking about active safety and passive safety, for years they have been putting everything related to the development of people at the nuclear center, but all this has taken a huge leap with the appearance of ICT. Now, one aspect does not change, the ultimate goal is that the safety of the vehicle and the services it offers are at the service of people.
Much is said about the future of the autonomous car and its safety, much is said about futuristic prototypes that are closer than far, but beyond all this there is a reality that we already have here and that we must know how to take advantage of: the interconnected car It is already a reality and can contribute greatly to the safety of the driver, the rest of the passengers and the rest of the road users and the society with which they interact.
When we talk about a car connected to the Internet, we all think of cars that drive themselves, that levitate and many other images that are already part of the popular imagination. And it is true that all these options are already being developed and some closer and others further away will reach the market in the almost certain future, but it is not necessary to wait for that to take advantage of the advantages that a car connected to the network can offer us.
Augmented reality available to the driver to improve driving quality, cars that can find free parking, choose the most optimal route according to the current traffic density and, many other aspects, are already almost standard in many vehicles, but there more, much more, and a service that is already working but is yet to be fully deployed will change everything related to vehicle safety.
Which more than vehicle manufacturers and sellers will be mobility providers, promise to be the true revolution in the sector. At the touch of an emergency button, receive immediate assistance, cars that detect a collision and notify the emergency services themselves, and many other similar services, will win, and much more, in driving safety.
Of course, there is still a long way to go, these systems must still be much more standardized, be even more “standard” and not something so exclusive (let’s not forget that something that is so simple today and is not missing even in the cheapest car such as air conditioning or electric windows not so many years ago it was only within reach of high-end cars) and, above all, wireless Internet networks, with 4G and Wifi at the forefront must guarantee permanent, fast connections and quality wherever we are, and the roads should be more “smart”, but we are getting closer to them and it is a present future that we can already start thinking about.