Innovation

Future Car Technology

self driving

Although the last 100 years have been characterized by digital advancements, the manner in which we travel to work has stayed reasonably unchanged. Swap a Ford T Model for a Civic Honda – and dirt, narrow roads for congested, paved highways – and the process remains the same: go inside, insert the ignition key, and drive to your desired destination.

Ford

Ford T Model

A recent UPS report on transport trends, called Future Routes, which was commissioned by The Future Institute, said that by 2026, we will probably live in a world with vehicles that are cleverer, more versatile and connected better than ever before. Also, in contrast to the cliched “man versus machine” plots of scifi books and films, human beings and clever vehicles will work together in harmony.

Real estate agents, town planners, social service providers and police officers have reason to be excited. Information about travel times, routes and trends (stored in the cloud then combined with information about other drivers) will greatly help these professionals plan bridges, manage the flow of traffic and find new developments.

Nonetheless, the question is, how will these advanced vehicles and roads appear, and will companies and mechanics be able to adapt? This is a taster of the report’s main factors involved in this process.

1. AUTONOMOUS CARS COULD CHANGE TOWNS AND SECTORS
At the moment, we have vehicles that can alert drivers if they breach lane dividers and provide parking assistance. Future Routes says that, by 2024, vehicles will have the ability to drive themselves.

 

automated cars

Human beings and clever vehicles will work together in harmony, this makes the experience of driving safer.

The report goes on to say that driverless vehicles are less likely to be involved in accidents, because human error is eliminated. This makes the experience of driving safer. Once driverless vehicles can safely travel close to each other at high speed, motorways could shrink in size.

Moreover, with lower injury risks, vehicles can become lighter, smaller and more energy efficient.

A Comprehensive Intro To 3D Rendering

3D Rendering

What is 3D rendering?

In the computer graphics development cycle, 3D rendering refers to the process of translating a 3D scene from a mathematical approximation to a finalized 2D image using a 3D software package’s render engine. Examples of rendering software with in-built render engine include Mental Ray or V-Ray.

Some of the important factors to consider when creating a 3D scene from the surface of an object include the lightning, textual and spatial information of the flattened (2D) object. Depending on the speed at which a 3D software package computes and finalizes images, 3D rendering can be either real-time rendering or offline/pre-rendering. Both types of rendering use various rendering techniques including scanline/rasterization, radiosity and raytracing.

Why it is important?

3D rendering helps to create stunning photorealistic images and such image are becoming increasingly important in industries such as the architectural industry, as more and more clients demand for photorealistic architectural renderings. Some of the benefits of 3D rendering to an architectural project include:

Effective communication – For an architectural project to be successful, the clients and the architect involved need to communicate effectively. Unfortunately, it is often difficult to express architectural concepts and ideas, especially without a good architectural model. Fortunately, 3D rendering can help solve this problem.

3D Rendering

For an architectural project to be successful, the clients and the architect involved need to communicate effectively.

In particular, the architect can use a 3D model to communicate vital project details to the client, such as the project’s features and construction materials, before embarking on the project. This means that a 3D model would enable the client to see and resolve any discrepancies or make changes before construction starts.

Time and resources – Because a 3D model allows an architect and other construction experts to view a project from all angles, it makes it possible to identify and rectify design flaws (if any) before it is too late. This means that 3D rendering could potentially save both time and resources.

Effective marketing tool – A 3D model is one of the most effective methods an architect can use to showcase his/her skills to prospective clients. Similarly, real estate developers can use 3D renderings to pitch property development projects to potential investors.

Benefits of 3D Rendering in Property Development

Today, 3D rendering is an important element of property development. Some of the benefits of 3D rendering this space include:

Building development approval — All building in Australia must company with the Building Code of Australia and other building laws. For this reason, property investors who wish to construct buildings in Australia must obtain the necessary building permits from the local authorities. Fortunately, a 3D model can improve your chances of getting the necessary building approval.

Better than a blueprint — A blueprint can be difficult to read and interpret, especially if you lack the necessary technical knowledge. In contrast, a 3D model is easy to interpret, which makes it easier to notice mistakes and correct them.

Conclusion

3D rendering is basically a computer-aided process of creating three dimensional models from two dimensional objects. 3D models help to achieve spectacular photo-realism, which is important in various industries including the property development and architectural industries.

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Trends In Future Technology

Although the future can never really be guaranteed, it is possible to predict some of our future technology to some extent, as companies announce new products and innovations almost daily.

The following are some of the new technologies that we predict will be popular and widely used:

Space Tourism

If you have about $75,000 to spare, you can already book a seat on a commercial flight into the stratosphere, although it wasn’t so long ago that space travel for the masses seemed like a futuristic vision. The once in a lifetime trip is through World View Enterprises, who will take you 100,000 feet to the edge of space in a giant helium filled balloon.

Connected Glass

Transparent glass with the ability to display the same content that you look at on your computer screen is now a reality. Imagine being able to surf the web or watch a movie on Netflix on the surface of your clear glass coffee table, or look at a relaxing seascape or picture of a forest on your large glass living room window.

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Embeddable Technology – technology that is literally embedded under the skin

Embeddable Technology

Technology that is literally embedded under the skin allows information to be obtained from your vital signs much more effectively than simply attaching it to you. The length and quality of your sleep, cholesterol levels, heart rate and oxygen levels can all be tracked and measured via an app on your smart device that connects to a cloud storage system. And medical services can also be alerted to your location with this new embeddable technology.

Robotic Sports

You may not have heard of automated soccer robots, but they are being developed by the University of NSW in Australia, and their team of robotic players has won the RoboCup tournament twice. Successfully playing against human players and winning the World Cup during the next 30 years is the goal of the university.

Dronosphere

Amazon deliveries by drone is just one of the ways in which drone technology has moved forward, and with faster Internet connectivity becoming a reality, more on demand drone services are likely to be offered. As more drones fill the skies above us, you may see the introduction of a dronosphere to ensure safe drone flying – a level that is higher than that used by kites and parasailers, but lower than that used by airplanes.

Virtual Changing Rooms

If you like to shop for clothes but just don’t have the time to try on all those new outfits, you may like the idea of virtual changing rooms, another trend in future technology that is bound to be popular. The technique allows you to use software on your phone to actually see instantly what you would look like in a new outfit, whether it’s one you saw in your local boutique or something that caught your eye while browsing online. This technology also allows you to compare prices between different stores and ensure you get the best deal, as well as helping you to make sure you actually look good in the outfit.