A Self-Driving Car or a Bubbly Car That Speaks Japanese?
A car with remotely controlled radars, self-inflating tires, retractable skis, and bulletproof windshield – James Bond has it all. While many of us have imagined “driving” a flying car, the cars of the future are on their way down the pipeline. Funded by the Department of Defense, a U.S.-based company has created a flying vehicle. The car can fly about 800 km. Thus, you can fly from Montreal to Quebec or Ottawa, take off from Ottawa the next day and park in your garage.
If flying is not your thing (and neither is driving), how about a self-driving car? A new generation car uses GPS data, proximity sensors, and advanced software to make driving decisions. Another option is the commuter car developed by Nissan. This futuristic type of vehicle is equipped with robotic interface and looks like a bubble. It is a battery-powered passenger car that monitors the environment. The bubbly vehicle speaks two languages and can converse with the driver and passenger in English and Japanese. How cool is that!
The cars of the future do not have extras such as dual machine guns, grenades, and surface-to-air missiles. But you are not James Bond, so don’t worry. New models come with excitingly futuristic designs, by-wire technology, and software to avoid collisions. Some cars are already offered on the market while others are still non-working prototypes. You can buy a flying car, for example. The vehicle doesn’t come cheap – you can get a two-seater aircraft for the same money. But if you really want to have it – Transition is the best you can get so far.
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