While Driverless Cars Still Lag, Smart Car Tech is Exploding Right Now
It’s 2017 and we’re still waiting on the first flying car. Can you believe it? In fact, consumers still aren’t able to walk into a local dealership, or log into Google and purchase a car that can simply drive itself. What the heck?
That being said, automobile technology has truly taken off—not in the literal sense, of course—over the last five years. Our cars have gotten incredibly smarter. While they can’t drive without the assistance of a human, more and more vehicles come standardly equipped with safety features like backup cameras, collision warnings, lane departure alerts, and more.
A recent issue of Fortune magazine, with the help of data from auto industry outlet WardsAuto, highlighted just how far cars have come over the past five years. Here’s a look at some of the technology that’s made its way into our vehicles: