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What Will Cars Look Like in the Future?

Vehicles have changed so much over the years that you might laugh at the popular designs from days gone by as you can see in The evolution of the automobile story. Cars in the early days didn’t have many features. Even those from different brands looked very similar. Boxy designs then became popular before manufacturers began looking at ways to make vehicles more aerodynamic. The vehicles you see on the road today are more sleek and stylish, which helps them get better gas mileage and drive smoother. You can expect to see more cool hybrid cars in the future along with unique designs.

The Jetsons made it seem as though everyone in the future would get to work and run errands in flying cars. While you probably won’t see flying cars anytime soon, you will have the chance to see some amazing new concepts. You might even see unique cars with only three wheels. Similar to smart cars, they take up less space and produce fewer emissions. These cars may not have enough room for your family but are suitable for singles. You can also expect cars to have lower profiles and sleeker body styles.

The Future of Electric Cars

Electric cars are so popular now that you’ll find charging stations in both big cities and small towns. While they once looked like clown cars, electric cars now look similar to standard cars and are available from some of the top manufacturers. You can hit the road in a Ford Mustang and come across people who want to race you or turn heads in a Tesla Model 3. There are even pickup trucks like the F-150 Lightning from Ford.

Future electric cars will only improve with time. One issue with Tesla and similar vehicles is that it takes a lot of time and skill to reach the battery and replace it. Even on a complete charge, the car may not go as far as you need it to go. However, brands keep working on ways to improve these vehicles.

In the future, you’ll likely find electric models with parts that you can easily reach and replace on your own without using a mechanic. The battery will also last longer and charge faster. You may even buy a model that you can charge in two hours or less and drive for 1,000 miles or more.

New Technology

As much as you probably want to see flying cars, the technology just isn’t there. That doesn’t mean you won’t find cars with new and fun tech features though. Do you remember hearing about the first cars that drivers could turn on without inserting a key? You can now slide behind the wheel of your car and hit the road with your key tucked safely in your pocket. Future cars can replace this feature with biometric scanners. This technology can use your fingerprint to let you turn on the motor or scan your eyes to make sure you’re the owner.

You will likely see lots of new safety features too. Google began using autonomous cars to take photos for its maps. While you may not want to turn control over to your car tomorrow, this will likely become a popular feature in the future. Autonomous vehicles will use technology designed to keep everyone inside safe. The technology tells the car when to slow down to avoid accidents and when to use more gas to keep up with the flow of traffic. Future vehicles may also have built-in technology to avoid nearby cars and objects.

Interior Changes

The way car interiors look today is quite different from how they looked in the past. You can expect to see new and improved infotainment systems that allow you to do all of the things you would do with your phone or computer. Some manufacturers tested use AR devices inside their vehicles in combination with autonomous motors. Others plan to give you different options you can add based on what you need such as a built-in coffeemaker. You’ll also find voice commands that let you control your car without keeping both hands on the steering wheel and your feet on the pedals.

Car manufacturers are always looking for new designs and features. While it’s difficult to answer the question of what will cars look like in the future, you can expect to see sleek bodies with amazing technology. At MAPFRE Insurance, you’ll find coverage for the vehicles you own today and all of the cars you buy in the future.

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