The automotive industry is on the cusp of a new era wherein value addition to driving is being planned through a number of digital interventions. With 2022 round the corner, experts are forecasting the trends that would influence this industry heavily in the coming year.
This post takes you on a tour of top 10 predictions for the auto industry in the forthcoming year. Auto landscape stands to get a facelift in 2022.
1. More power for connected cars
Web-driven auto features are still unusable to drivers to a large extent. Further, apps in cars aren’t smarter and sophisticated compared to their smartphone counterparts. In 2022 Artificial Intelligence algorithms would allow better utilization of data for allowing drivers to seamlessly interact with it without getting distracted. Alexa and Home modules have offered a sneak peek into what lies in store.
2. Personalization of driving experience with better predictive capabilities
AI-driven solutions would learn from their environment and accordingly tweak the automotive services to complement the drivers’ needs. Further, voice commands would be used for configuring settings that are still done manually. Predictive interface of AI would take care of the needs of driver while on road so that you can focus on the wheels.
3. Triggering of smart services intuitively
As cars would become more proactive through predictive analysis of environment and driver’s behavior, they would smartly deliver services without any direct feedback. Suppose, you have arrived at your destination, your car would automatically seek out available parking space. Similarly, when maintenance has become overdue, your car would issue alerts to the service center. Automotive AI would predict the failure of a component, book a checking schedule with service center and place order for new component. Similarly, based on road conditions. The suspension settings of the vehicle would be spontaneously altered.
4. Introduction of identity management solutions
With the advent of automotive management services, the control on road is increasingly being shifted to intelligent car systems from drivers. Each car would have its own driver authentication mechanism. When the user account would be logged into by providing the right password, the host of services like app personalization, media access, payment gateway etc. would be activated.
5. Better agility at optimum costs
Internet of Things and Cloud computing would be the two sectors that would experience highest investment from OEMs. This would be done with the view of introducing more agility to the IT infrastructure for catering to consumer demands flexibly at optimized costs.
6. Better Analytics support for churning data
Data is being generated in large volumes in all segments of auto industry right from the assembly line to sales department. Better leveraging of the potential of relevant data would lead to higher turnover and better driver amenities. In 2022, Edge Analytics would be taken to the next level with cars getting embedded with analytics schedules in routers for better self-optimization.
7. Automation to enhance productivity in manufacturing segment
Auto industry is a composite sector with finance, sales, customer support, manufacturing brilliance, HR etc. working in tandem to offer optimal solutions. AI would usher in further automation in aforesaid segments to enhance efficiency and drive higher EBITDA.
8. Digital doppelgangers for cars
Augmented Reality would make its presence felt in auto industry in more emphatic manner in 2022. With the emergence of virtual 3D mapping of physical products, digital twins for cars being manufactured would not be a distant dream any longer.
9. Blockchain technique for optimized authentication services
The encryption technology of blockchain would be harnessed in the more efficient way in the auto sector. Driver authentication, verification of genuine car components, protecting data streaming, and bolstering digital interactions in-car would be taken to a new functional level. This would allow for streamlining of the supply chain, preventing duplication of genuine car components, enhancing digital data security and other advantages. Drivers would also feel assured that they are in receipt of best services which would enhance road safety.
10. Significant advances in self-driving
Remarkable progress would be registered in the domain of fully autonomous cars all through 2022. However, level five autonomous cars would not be launched in 2022. Top class cars would sport level two to three facilities before the conclusion of 2022. The features that would predominantly be installed in top-notch vehicles include spontaneous parking and assistance during traffic jams. However, regulations may come in the way of full utilization of level three features.