3. Cars that really park themselves
Parking assists have been around for a decade, but next-gen tech will allow your car to fit into spots so narrow that you couldn’t open a door to exit the vehicle. You’ll simply step out of the car, press a button on a remote control, and it will park itself. Further out, we should see autonomous parking vehicles that require ever-smaller footprints. Eventually, at most places you go to, your car could be your valet parker. And no tipping! Thanks technology!
4. Laser headlights
Despite the fact that laser headlights can be five times brighter than their LED or conventional counterparts, most laser systems use cameras to detect oncoming traffic and dim the part of the beam aimed directly at another driver’s eyeballs. They also offer other advantages: the shape and length of their beams can be changed, for a longer, more direct throw when you’re hauling ass, or a wide angle when you’re moving slower. So why don’t we have laser headlights already? Europe does, but in the United States the tech is being held up by heavily contested Federal Motor Safety Standards.