Oct 12, 2015, 08:27 AM
When Henry Ford first put the Model T on the market, he probably couldn’t imagine the vehicles we have today equipped with air conditioning, radios, back-up cameras, and other luxuries we take for granted. Cars have certainly come a long way, but as technology advances at an increasingly fast rate, we are likely to witness even more advances Ford couldn’t fathom – some we can probably barely fathom ourselves.
While electric cars are very much available today, few people opt to buy them over traditional gasoline models due to higher prices. Judging by our impending gas crisis, America could possibly turn to these eco-friendly options sooner than you think. As technology improves and becomes available at a more accessible price, more and more Americans will enjoy lower gas bills and a cleaner environment.
Automakers have been experimenting with self-driving technology for years, but in 2017, Volvo will release self-driving cars to a lucky 100 drivers in Sweden. The car, named the Volvo XC90, only self-drives on the freeway, but this technology may be the beginning of a world where cars no longer require a driver at all, eliminating the need for a steering wheel or rear-view mirrors.
Within the next 24 months, Slovakia-based AeroMobile has claimed it will produce a vehicle with retractable wings that be used to navigate both streets and skies, giving a whole new meaning to the term, “the open road.” The car will be commercially available to all who dream of living the futuristic life of the Jetsons … but for a hefty price tag, of course.
Vehicles have come a long way since they first hit the market, and they’ll continue to evolve until the end of time, but one thing will remain unchanged: the importance of quality auto glass care. The technicians at Discount Auto Glass are committed to remaining experts when in comes to your windshield and car windows, no matter what advances are made in the auto world. If you have a chip, scratch or crack on any of your auto glass, stop by any of our locations in central Arkansas or give us a call at 501-377-9575. We’ll efficiently and effectively repair your windshield or windows and get them back to clear, pristine condition.