As artificial intelligence becomes more capable, the vehicle rental company DiscoverCars.com has revealed how it could be used to predict what cars will look like in the future.
With factors such as improving car safety, making the switch from petrol to electric and the rise of the driverless vehicle, it feels like the car of the future may be worlds away from today's models.
Aleksandrs Buraks, Head of Growth at DiscoverCars.com described how the company used AI to create what cars may look like in the coming years.
He explained: "The conversation about what cars will be like in the future is very lively - there is often news about how close we are to self-driving cars, or even cars that can fly.
"However, it's not easy to imagine how this highly anticipated technology will look. After gathering some amazing insights from an expert, we wanted to use AI to bring these predictions to life."
With the help of artificial intelligence, DiscoverCars.com predicted that cars available in 2033 will often feature a new kind of suspension system which uses magnetic levitation.
The company claim that this technology would be used to reduce travel sickness and cut down on friction to improve efficiency.
Whilst it sounds like the work of science fiction, the company noted that magnetic levitation is already being trialled on cars in China, with models floating up to 35mm off the ground.
By 2048, DiscoverCars.com suggested that many models will feature modular bodywork, allowing cars to shapeshift, depending on the driving conditions.
On the motorway, cars may be able to automatically adjust spoilers to improve aerodynamics, helping to increase performance and range during long distance driving.
DiscoverCars.com also suggested that, by 2048, cars will most likely use solid-state batteries, which are more energy dense compared to the lithium-ion packs used in electric cars today, making the future cars lighter and capable of charging in a much shorter amount of time.
Finally, by 2073 the company predicted that cars will likely look completely different to what motorists are used to today, featuring vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) technology, allowing users to fly to their destination.
DiscoverCars.com noted that, whilst it may seem far-fetched, the first designs for flying cars have already been approved by the US Federal Aviation Administration in America.
The bodywork of cars in 50 years' time may also be completely different, featuring modular parts that allow owners to completely customise their vehicle.2023-12-05T23:04:26Z dg43tfdfdgfd