Car Technology Innovations of the Past Decade

28.01.21 03:00 PM Comment(s) By Tigon Team

Over the last decade, the world has seen many changes in terms of information, infrastructure, technology. The year of the pandemic has been one of the most challenging years across industries and sectors. The automotive world has come a long way and is continuing to develop rapidly. Manufacturers, while selling cars, focus on the newest additions and latest specifications that are built into the vehicle.

Cars have significantly improved over the years and manufacturers are looking to deliver better performing models on a regular basis. Technology in cars keep getting better and more advanced, from seatbelts to automatic parking and everything in between. Looking at the past 10 years, here are the best technological breakthroughs in the automobile industry.


1. Smartphone Integration

It only seems right for smartphones and cars to work together to make your driving experience better, safer and definitely more entertaining. Connecting your phone to your car is not a completely new idea as you could do this through a USB and Bluetooth connection, but it was limited to making calls or playing music from your device. Now, with the inclusion of Google Android Auto and Apple CarPlay along with the numerous applications designed for an immersive experience, there is so much more you can do using your smartphone and your car.


2. Navigation

Navigation, like phone connectivity, is not a new idea, however cars have moved on from the slow-moving GPS systems we once were impressed by. Today, you can get directions and information to any location you want with the touch of a button. Not only can you get directions on the latest systems, you are able to download traffic information, real-time news for accidents or detours, satellite views of maps, real-time driving instructions, and so much more.


3. Automatic Emergency Braking

As humans, how quick can we be behind the wheel of our car? Fortunately, today’s cars come with a plethora of sensors that can detect anything from obstacles on the road to the rapid deceleration of a vehicle in front of you. The automatic emergency braking technology might be a newer addition to most cars but it surely is a necessity rather than a luxury. It alerts you when something is about to come in contact with the vehicle or block the driving path of the car. The sensors along with the on-board computer kick into action immediately and initiate the brakes which slow down or completely stop the car before it collides.


4. Automatic Parking

What started in 2006 is now one of the most wanted technologies in the automotive world. There isn’t a single driver out there who can say that they haven’t had trouble while parking their car. Which is precisely why automatic parking was one of the most inventive and advantageous technologies created. The automatic parking feature allows the driver to almost completely park their car automatically - except for the occasional brake when the driver is requested to do so. Today, more and more car manufacturers like Honda, Toyota, Hyundai, etc. have been including the automatic parking technology.



Similarly, Tigon lets you integrate your smartphone with your car, to send alerts, recieve notifications and enable navigation. To know more, connect with us on support@tigon.one or call us on 1800 102 3271.

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