4 major trends in automotive technology development in 2019

  Industry News     |      2019-01-17
At present, we are at a critical moment in the future development of mobile travel. With the emergence of various emerging technologies, changing consumer habits and the development of super network technology, the automotive industry is changing at an unprecedented rate.
 
According to foreign media reports, Harman mainly focuses on how the car experience will develop in 2019. They expressed their views on how to shape the car user experience in 2019 and in the future.
 
AI-driven vehicles are expected to be in the future and will be safer
 
Access to information and intelligence through the AI ??will result in significant changes to the driver's safety functions. Sanjay Dhawan, chief technology officer and president of Netscape Services at Harman, said that this will improve perception systems for object recognition, learning and predicting human behavior, and understanding driver alertness. In addition, the networked car fleet will provide data and services on traffic flow, available parking spaces, etc., meaning that we can not only experience better service, but also improve road efficiency.
 
Smart audio, optimized voice-enabled car
 
According to Chris Ludwig, vice president of the EPIC Experience Team, the popularity and complexity of in-vehicle voice systems has increased significantly in recent years. Although the development of artificial intelligence and autonomous driving is faster than ever, the security and productivity advantages of voice technology remain zero once the command is not heard or understood at either end.
 
In the future, people will pay more attention to the seamlessly optimized cockpit sound environment for better in-vehicle communication, which will become an important part of the intelligent audio system and an important part of how the intelligent audio system affects the overall passenger experience.
 
Improving autopilotability requires rethinking the user experience
 
Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and Tier Ones (Tier Ones) must rethink how humans understand and interact with autonomous driving technologies, requiring the re-development of the entire vehicle dashboard. To ensure that the driver is 100% aware of what is going on, the limitations of the system, and what they need to do if they need to drive, it is not enough to just add a simple icon.
 
Jason Johnson, Harman's User Experience Design Director, pointed out that there are several issues that need to be addressed when redesigning the vehicle dashboard. Does it involve tactile feedback? Is there an audio signal? Is the warning displayed on the heads up display? This year, the user experience of autonomous driving and semi-automatic driving will begin to take shape.
 
Current and future cars need a sixth sense, even a seventh sense
 
Tim Van Goethem, vice president of Harman's HARMAN X Advanced Mobile Travel Solutions, anticipates that the intersection of vehicles (especially Level 2 and Level 3 autopilot) with humans requires a complete set of sensor technologies to create a comprehensive view of the environment.
 
There will be a trend to use multiple sensors simultaneously, but designers will face the challenge of integrating multiple sensors in an aesthetically pleasing, safe and efficient manner. New features such as augmented reality and synchronization across cloud platforms will increasingly be used to create a coherent and safe driving experience.