The car industry is innovating enormously. On the one hand, this is a logical consequence of the development of new technology, on the other, innovation has been imposed by governments.
Most governments have set themselves the goal of being as free as possible of CO2 emissions by 2030. Sustainable innovations are therefore the most important developments in the automotive industry.
The eascy principle
Few people will say anything about the term eascy. However, this concept has now been added to the technical jargon, because this is what the automotive industry will be all about for the next decade. Eascy stands for Electric, Autonomous, Shared, Connected and Yearly updated. We will drive our cars in 2030 according to these five principles. Therefore an explanation of these principles.
It is clear what is meant by this principle. The development of electric cars is currently in full swing. Everything is currently focused on replacing the car with exhaust for the electric car as soon as possible. But when this is finished, attention will be focused on other points of electric driving. Consumers will become more critical and want a wider range of electric cars in a wider price range. We are already very far at this point. Almost all car brands market electric cars and the range is also growing for the smaller wallet.
Another point is the range of electric cars. To generate electricity, not only the battery is looked at anymore. There is a lot of innovation with energy-generating car tires, but also other car parts, such as shock absorbers and brakes. Together with the battery, this should lead to a greater range of the electric car in the future.
There are two major developments in autonomous driving. First, the production of cars. More and more often no human hands are involved here, but everything is carried out fully automatically by robots. Autonomous cars are a second point of autonomy. So cars that can drive from A to B without human intervention. Much remains to be done here. Not only because of the car industry that is already fully testing this, also the governments. What about, for example, an autonomous car and car insurance? What if damage is caused by an autonomous car, does this fall under car insurance? Questions that governments are barely thinking about.
The term shared already occurs and is about car sharing. People no longer buy their own car, but a car is shared between different users. Users save costs with this and the environment is less burdened. For example, fewer cars need to be produced and cars are used much more efficiently.
Several examples of Connected can already be seen and this will only be expanded further. The aim is communication between cars, with the road, information systems and with the outside world. Examples include real-time traffic jam information and interactive in-car multimedia systems such as Skype. Drivers who are on the road a lot no longer waste their time on the road and driving is also much safer.
Yearly updated, or updated annually, is something that stems from the latest technology in hardware and software. Updating hardware and software annually or perhaps more often is essential to take full advantage of all the above points.