There are already several trends shaping the future of innovative auto manufacturing, starting with the explosive production of electric vehicles and digital technology. The vehicle manufacturing and design industry have always sat at the forefront of innovative new technologies, and in this post, you’ll get a rundown of what’s making headlines this year.
Amplified Production Of EVs And Introduction To Hydrogen
The topic of electric vehicles has been on just about everyone’s tongues (and keyboards) since Tesla famously popularized them in 2006. Since then, the hype has certainly not slowed down, in fact, it’s bigger than ever before. As controversial data on the true environmental impact of EVs continues to be uncovered, automakers are rapidly trying to find alternative methods of production and manufacturing to create what was always the original plan: a completely carbon-negative vehicle.
One promising alternative to fossil fuels currently being analyzed is hydrogen-based fuel. Hydrogen fuel cells offer a similar principle to batteries, minus the need to be recharged. When the chemicals inside a battery die, they need to be replaced, but hydrogen cells contain enough natural heat and water to ensure constant energy generation.
Vehicular Software Upgrades And Electric Dually Trucks
With the support of mega tech companies like Google, Tesla, and Amazon Web Services (AWS) vehicle designers in 2022 are seeking to integrate even more complex digital technology into everyday cars. As cutting-edge automatic technology continues to permeate all levels of society, it should come as no surprise that major brands are trying to find more ways to sell their wares.
One area that seems to be gaining traction is that of vehicular software upgrades. They will likely revolve around infotainment and drive control. Analysts from Gartner suggest that by 2023, as much as half of the world’s top ten auto brands will offer capability upgrades via software updates that will be infinitely buyable after the sale of the asset (car). The development of electric (and low carbon emissive) dually and pick-up trucks is also well underway. Dually trucks in particular have been a consistent favorite over the years, much beloved for their convenient high performance advantages and payload capacities.
Unified design refers to design that appears seamless, unbroken, and continual. Many of the vehicle designs cropping up in 2022 revolve around exquisite sleekness and simplicity, adding to the atmosphere of futurism that so many forms of technology are aiming for.
The Tesla Cybertruck is a great example of modern unified design – encapsulating an almost surreal precision that immediately sets it apart from the rest. Automakers and manufacturers have got their work cut out for them if this is the style they want to go for, and it looks like they do.
The incorporation of fresh ideas and designs into the auto industry is not an unfamiliar concept, but what keeps things interesting is the constant evolution of form, capacity, and potential. There are already loads of innovative new strategies being put in place for 2022, let’s see what happens next.