I remember watching movies such as Demolition Man, when i was growing up in the 1990s.The writers/directors of Demolition Man and similar movies which were set in the future always had this wild imagination of how the cars of the future would look and function.Thankfully, it’s 2016 and that means we are essentially sixteen years away from the 2032 year the Demolition Man was set.
Sylvester Stallone standing by his 2032 police car in Demolition Man
So that brings up this question:Are the new cars coming out of the countless production lines futuristic in look and function?I would answer in the affirmative especially in the area of function, considering some cars are now capable of ‘self-parking’ as seen in some 2003 Toyota Prius hybrid models and also in the 2006 Lexus LS sedan.The park-assist technology has gained popularity among many car companies including Audi, BMW, Ford, Jeep, Lincoln and Mercedes Benz.But what really makes the case for cars’ rapid evolution in the area of functionality is the Google self-driving car technology.
A Lexus RX450h retrofitted by Google for its driverless car fleet
In terms of exterior design, cars have also undergone some revolution even if not with the same speed as technology has propelled vehicle functionality.That is not to say there are no new cars with damn right futuristic looks.The new Acura NSX is one such car with looks that would allow it to feel right at home in the Demolition Man.And here is the proof:
The 2016 Acura NSX…the future is here!!!
So what has changed in our engines ?
Although the basic principle behind how engines perform have remained practically the same, new car engines are very different in a lot of ways from engines in cars of the 1980s for example.Here are few traits of modern car engines:
- 1.Modern engines are more efficient–this is due to technologies such as direct fuel injection which improves efficiency.
- Modern engines are more powerful–the engines produce more horse power compared to older vehicles with similar engine specifications.
- Modern engines are smaller–modern engines make more power than older engines, so you would expect them to be larger but the reality is that, they are actually smaller.
- Modern Engines work smarter–Today’s engines have technology such as Cylinder deactivation and Variable-valve timing that makes them work smarter.
- Modern Engines Have Partners–Today’s car engines are not only sophisticated technological achievements, they’re partnered with other high-tech components that help them do their jobs better.For the full article on the workings of modern engines check this out: 5 ways modern car engines differ from older car engines.
How important is the oil that goes into your modern car?
In the next article, we will delve deep into this issue and provide valuable answers and solutions.so keep checking us out for your updates on everything car maintenance.