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New Technology Trends in the Auto Industry

Keeping up on new technology trends in the auto industry is exciting because there are new developments happening every day. It’s hard to keep up with the dizzying array of technology breakthroughs happening in relation to electric vehicles, autonomous vehicles (self-driving cars), vehicle charging technology and 3D printing. Let’s take a look at some of the newest trends!

1. FWD, RWD or AWD – You choose!

The 2024 Chevy Blazer EV has a unique feature… you choose the powertrain layout you prefer. A single platform provides the option for rear wheel drive, front wheel drive or all-wheel drive. So, you get the powertrain layout you want in a durable electric vehicle.

2. Autonomous Vehicles

Autonomous vehicles or self-driving cars are not new. They’ve been in development for years but new advances in AI technology have improved them. The newest AI developments reduce downtime, reduce accidents caused by driver fatigue, use AI-enhanced computer vision to identify obstacles better and 3D perception capabilities. These improvements are ideal for fleet vehicles while still allowing for a human to take over if needed.

3. New Vehicle Charging Solutions

New from Germany comes the ChargeX modular vehicle charging solution. It converts ordinary parking spaces into charging stations. It provides a universal charging connection that senses the power requirements of every vehicle to automatically control the charging speed for each vehicle.

4. 3D Printing

3D printing allows for rapid prototyping and testing for new vehicles. It also allows for the creation of spare parts that meet the exact requirements needed. Add to that the composite material used for 3D printing of automotive parts and you have a solution that provides automotive parts that are stronger, lighter and more durable than regularly manufactured parts.

These are just a few of the latest technology advancements to hit the automotive industry. Choosing your desired powertrain, 3D printing, advances in self-driving cars and new vehicle charging solutions are exciting developments in automotive technology. What will come next? Anything we can imagine!