How Technology has affected on Automotive Industry
The impact of technology on the automobile industry can be seen through the cars that come out these days that were a dream a few years back. From the auto start engines to the latest safety devices, high-tech devices, cameras that allow cars to think and drive for the driver. These new automobiles offer several new features that are stuff of dreams for many drivers. With lighter materials, cars have become more efficient and due to light weight production costs have lowered that lowers the prices for customers. When a customer decides on a new car, many drivers search for the latest technology, because why would someone spend thousands and settle for a something old and outdated. Customers consider the use of technology used for construction and value the car on the basis of return they get for their investment. With all these advancements and new devices that come along new cars, customers get the most efficient models with latest control and gear, engines, brakes and much more. This gives customers many new options when they are on the lookout for their new vehicle. With hundreds of car makers and thousands of car models, the impact of technology on the automobile industry is significant. The technological impact of automobile industry can be seen through the way car was made in earlier days, as the labourers used to make every part by their hand. With time and improvement in technology, mass production started through the assembly line method of Ford Motors. With time the method of car production has changed vastly, as the technology behind it has also seen major changes. The first automobile was built in 1885 by Karl Benz of Germany. The age of innovation in development and design of automobiles was between 1950 and 1983. This was the period of many developments that included the implementation of independent suspension, fuel injection and the increased focus on safety for the design of cars. The year 1983, was the year when three different kinds of automobiles dictated the market, these were; Sports Utility Vehicle, Hatchback and the Minivan. Currently, the research is ongoing in the fields of driverless cars, adaptive cruise control and lane departure warning system. In addition to that, making greener cars is an ongoing program that is being followed by all leading car makers. It is important to consider the financial aspect of sport utility vehicle and market of cars. Research has suggested, around 10% of the global Carbon Dioxide emission from combustion of fuel comes from SUVs and cars. Also, the same are found responsible for 41% of the Carbon dioxide emission in the transport industry. Under these circumstances, it is essential to start switching to the hybrid model that emits lesser amount of gas and limits pollution. The financial outcome for switching to the hybrid models will be beneficial in the present and future scenarios. Technological additions to the hybrid and green cars would increase the costs in the initial years and customers might resist such technology as it adds to their costs. It is in the hands of car manufacturers to make technologically advanced cars affordable for customers and work on lower margins (Reynolds, 2009). In addition to the chronology of automobile industry, security is also another issue that needs work and technology can play a crucial role. A dynamic approach is required for designing a car protection system or anti-car theft system. Security of automobiles is highly important and technology is needed to prepare the layers of security and implement them effectively in the system. With use of microcontroller an inexpensive, easy to implement anti-theft design can be created for making automobiles safer. Any unauthorized user can be stopped to open and start the car if the system is implemented properly. The three layers is the technology on which system design is based. Firstly, user needs to insert...
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