Thanks to Jalopnik.com for this. We have already blogged about some of these things, but not all. In summary these new technologies are:
- Solar energy.
- Camless engines.
- Energy storage.
- Just-in-time sales model (i.e. mass customisation).
- Vehicle automation.
- The gigafactory.
- Electric propulsion.
- The modular chassis.
- Carbon fibre/composite materials.
However since drafting this post, I have come across two more ‘revolutionary technologies’.:
11. Fuel cells. Toyota will put vehicles on sale in Europe next year that use this energy source (electricity derived from a chemical reaction between hydrogen and oxygen). 12. Connectivity. A car will be able to use the internet to automatically report an accident and report faults that it has self-diagnosed.