There’s a digital transformation taking place in our cars; are you ready? I visited CES 2022 to look at what’s in store for the future of automobiles. Sponsored By Qualcomm Technologies - 🤍🤍qualcomm.com/products/automotive Cars are complicated. They’re a collaboration of nearly every form of engineering, and they’re ever-evolving. To get a feel for what the future of automotive entails, Qualcomm Technologies brought me to CES 2022, an innovation convention showcasing the latest technologies. This video will answer why cars have become increasingly complex, and also focus on three main aspects of future mobility: the digital chassis, autonomous driving, and vehicle connectivity. We’ll analyze the five levels of autonomous driving and discuss Qualcomm Technologies’ autonomous driving plans, including an experience with the Snapdragon Ride™ Platform on Las Vegas city streets. After wandering the halls of CES, it’s apparent that the future of cars is not a continuation of the mentality that they’re purely a tool for getting from A to B, but that they’re an extension of your daily living and working environment, connecting you to your devices, minimizing the burden of driving, providing entertainment, and creating a safer architecture for transportation. Don't forget to check out my other pages below! Instagram: 🤍🤍instagram.com/engineeringexplained Facebook: 🤍🤍facebook.com/engineeringexplained Twitter: 🤍🤍twitter.com/jasonfenske13 EE Extra: 🤍🤍youtube.com/channel/UCsrY4q8xGPJQbQ8HPQZn6iA Snapdragon Ride is a product of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries.
What's wrong with just driving?
We need to keep physical buttons. Saw the VW golf GTE... everything is touch....no please....keep physical buttons. Everything is electronic and sensitive and repairs are more expensive.
I liked that reference to ChrisFix
A lot of modern cars complexity have nothing to do with what consumers want, and everything to do with meeting government mandated fleet mileage(CAFE) standards as well as emissions requirements. This has led to undesirable and unasked for "features" like CVT transmissions, which have been very problematic, especially in Nissan automobiles. I think a lot of people would LOVE an exact repro of a 1960's VW bug or Bus, both very simple cars, but Volkswagen could not offer that even if they wanted to because those cars would not meet modern emissions standards.
Their too complicated*
*for the average joe to do anything beyond basic maintenance without special, expensive tools.
I still have, drive and enjoy 4Runner, 1995. Well, as simple as car could be today. Everything still functions, especially the all wheel differential much appreciated in winter storms, winter mountains. Nothing is blinking, making alert noise & I hope I keep that Toyota for few more years.
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The Chris Fix reference at yTXsg0bUKUI&t=1m35s 1:35 lol
The problem with vehicles, and everything else nowadays is that nothing is engineered and designed with repairability in mind. Everything is throw away and after a few years it's cheaper to just get another one then to fix what you already have. It'll last X number of years and go X number of miles and that's the life of the product.
I will never buy a self driving car. I like to drive. Not only that but speed, self driving cars wont speed.
Added computer options and the ability to remove or change software is the number 1 downfall. If the company simply doesn’t like a feature anymore or finds it unaffordable…. they will get rid of it. Look what GM just did with hands-free calling in all of their OnStar equipped vehicles. The buttons there but it is useless just because they no longer want to support 2G and 3G cellular networks.
Planned obsolescence, main dealer only service and maintenance, paid subscription model cars and paying for features that distract you or that you never use, welcome to the future.
I guess I'm old school but I'll never drive a car that drives itself. I'd also say that the cars of the future may look impressive but there will never come a day when car makers design cars so that diagnosing and repairing them can be expedient, affordable, and efficient. I love cars just like any other guy but they have become too complicated hence I lost my love for cars. At this point, I could just as well give up my own car because the joy of having it is lost in the advent of climate change and the exponential rate of car technology.
Where will we end up with this? Disaster. Digitalization will abused by those that wish to control others.
All purchased used: 1972 Volvo 164E: Early fuel injection with shoebox sized computer under passenger seat, I could do basic tune-up and oil change myself. 1982 Volvo DL: Too busy to do much work on it but everything quite accessible. 2000 Volvo XC 70's: Had two of these, Too complex to work on, but perfect cars IMHO, Excellent performance in all conditions, knobs and buttons, excellent ergonomics. 2012 Volvo XC60: A frikking space ship. Way too complex. Horrible screen interface and infotainment system. Thankfully most functions still have switches and knob controls, intelligent AWD system is huge improvement over 2000's, Great safety features partially compensate for blind spots. Basically I would not want more automation than this! cb
CAFE regulations and emission control regulations are the cause of all recent reliability problems and price increases. Cars only get more complicated when required under penalty of sufficient fines.
The aspect of interconnectivity that has me concerned would be when the vehicle's systems would get hacked, causing all sorts of mayhem on the road.
I don't know how valid it was of video I recently saw, but a person demonstrated with using a smartphone that a modern vehicle's system was hacked, making the vehicle stop without the driver touching the brake pedal.
Cars have been able to do what they needed to do for a long time. Just think how cheap and reliable cars would be if they were basic. Hvac, radio, gears, comfortable seats and an engine. But they keep adding and adding to accomplish the same thing. I really don’t need another place in my life with monitors and apps! And Connecting to buildings, other cars, traffic data etc…. Idk seems unnecessary to me.