Safety, in cars, has always been one of the most prominent and remarkable aspects. For years there has been talk of active safety and passive safety, for years safety has been put at the nuclear center of everything related to the development of people, but all this has taken an immense leap with the appearance of ICT. However, one aspect does not change, the ultimate goal is that the safety of the vehicle and the services it offers are at the service of people.
Much is said about the future of the autonomous car and its safety, much is said about futuristic prototypes that are closer than far, but beyond all this there is a reality that we already have here and that we must know how to take advantage of: the interconnected car It is already a reality and can contribute a lot to the safety of the driver, the rest of the passengers and the rest of the road users and the society with which they interact.
When we talk about a car connected to the Internet, we all come to mind cars that drive themselves, that levitate and many other images that are already part of the popular imagination. And it is true that all these options are already being developed and some closer and others further away will almost certainly reach the market in the future, but we don't have to wait for that to take advantage of the advantages that a car connected to the network can offer us.
Augmented reality available to the driver to improve the quality of driving, cars that can search for free parking, choose the most optimal route according to the current traffic density and, many other aspects, are already almost standard in many vehicles, but there more, much more, and a service that already works but needs to be fully deployed will change everything related to vehicle safety.
The permanent assistance services of car manufacturers, which more than vehicle manufacturers and sellers will be mobility providers promise to be the true revolution in the sector. At the push of an emergency button, receiving immediate assistance, cars that detect a collision and notify the emergency services themselves, and many other similar services will make a lot of difference in driving safety.
Of course, there is still a long way to go, these systems still need to be standardized much more, to be even more "series" and not something so exclusive (let's not forget that something that today is so simple and that is not lacking even in the cheapest car such as air conditioning or electric windows not so many years ago it was only available to high-end cars) and, above all, wireless Internet networks, with 4G and Wi-Fi at the helm must guarantee permanent, fast connections and quality wherever we are, and the roads should be more "intelligent", but we are getting closer to them and it is a present future in which we can already begin to think.