The purpose of this paper is to show how technology has been used to enhance automobile development. The paper’s overall claim is that without technology, many of the advances made in this field would not have been possible. The paper will discuss three advancements in the automobile field that have been enhanced by technology. These advancements are: safety enhancements, speed enhancements, and alternative fuels. Research was done using data from various sources. Sources of the used articles are Google Scholar and the LAU libraries. Even though technology has benefited the automobile industry in numerous ways, it has also brought in some disadvantages. Some of these disadvantages include: Automobiles have become more expensive and automobiles are dependent on the technology in them, rather than on the human driving them. Through this paper, it is recommended that computers be given less power to control automobiles than it is now.
Keywords: hybrid, fossil fuel, auto-braking system (ATB), anti-lock system (ABS), coolant temperature sensors (CTS), engine control unit (ECU) Advancements in The Automobiles Field Enhanced
by The Continuous Evolution of Technology
Automobiles became safer, fuel efficient, and faster. This can be attributed to the extensive research that has been employed before and during the manufacturing of the automobiles. In terms of safety, more safety measures have been introduced in the new models. For example, many automobiles today have the Auto-Braking System J(ATB) and the Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), among other tweaks that have been added. These safety devices have been improved to work better. As mentioned, the automobiles have also become more fuel-efficient. More companies have opened up to the use of hydrogen fuel as opposed to fossil fuels. Hydrogen fuel is cleaner and cheaper. However, more research is needed before the product is introduced into the global market. In the meantime, more companies are using other alternatives to fossil fuels. All the advancements made in this particular field can be attributed to technology. Technology clearly plays an important role in improving automobiles’ fuel efficiency by examining alternatives for fossil fuels. It also enhances the cars’ performance in terms of stability, safety, and speed. Safety Enhancements
Technology helped in the development of more safety enhancements. Since the early 1950’s up to today, various companies have dedicated their resources to ensuring that they have the safest cars yet. Auto-Braking System (ATB)
The Auto-Braking System is a system that senses the possibility of a collision between the car that has the system and another car. In some cars, the braking system also senses collision with people and objects. This system uses radars, infrared, and ultrasonic technologies. This device protects the people in the car and the car itself in two ways. The first is by stopping and forcing the brakes of the car whenever there is sense of collision. The other option is to warn the driver so that the driver can initiate the system’s brake. Lin, Chen and Chen (2011) have argued that the second option is favored as it lets the driver stay in control. This is because the sensors, in the first argument, can misinterpret signals and stop the car without any possibility of danger. However, Pyper and ClimateWire (2012) agree that the first option is desirable because it reduces risks of unintended and driver undetected accidents. Lin, Chen and Chen (2011) also agree that most drivers have expressed their leaning towards option two so that they can feel in control of their actions. Indeed, the system gives the warning after calculating the amount of time that the driver would need to stop the vehicle and avoid the collision. Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
Anti-locking Systems have been in the market since the 1950s. The system works by making the wheels maintain a tractive contact with the surface of...
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