The car as we know it was invented more than 120 years ago, since then it has changed significantly. Over the years cars have become more than just a method to get us from point a to point b. While the primary purpose has remained the same, we now also use cars as a form of self-expression. Since cars are continually evolving, the modern car is very difficult to define, nonetheless, we are going to try and do just that.
There is a very serious problem plaguing cars at present, their engines are damaging our planet. It seems that the modern car of the very near future will be extremely focussed on having little to no emissions. While this movement from fossil fuels to other alternative and more environmentally friendly vehicles is not new, it has been gaining more and more momentum in recent times. The modern car, therefore, will most certainly combine elements that make it more environmentally friendly. The modern car will also have autonomous driving capabilities and be connected to the internet for convenience and to reduce the number of accidents on our roads. Being connected to the internet allows you to sit back, relax and play your favorite game, the modern car will definitely not be a boring place to be!
We may in the near future not have to call for a cab after a night out anymore. Artificial intelligence is being used to design cars that will be able to drive themselves, they will also be able to “think” for themselves. Cars like the ones we used to see in James Bond films were once fiction but they may very soon become a reality. Kit from the iconic show Knight Rider is one example of inconceivable technology coming to life. The modern car may very well be able to come to you on command.
Modern cars may also shrink in size. The days of the big V8 land yachts may be numbered. City cars, small in size and easy to use in the confines of city environments are fast becoming more and more popular. Soon we may see ultra luxurious drivable pods that weave their way through traffic all by themselves.