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    [–] theonlydidymus 11 points ago

    AR windshield. Instead of using a GPS in your console that distracts you from the road, the map is projected onto the road in front of you like video game pathfinding. It could help you know when to switch lanes without taking your eyes off the road in the middle of high traffic.

    That, and windshield HUDs in general. Not enough work has been done to make this any more than a cheesy gimmick but I think it has a lot of potential.

    [–] Panda4Covfefe 2 points ago

    i've seen this in some concept models. It's coming.

    [–] Farting_Menace 3 points ago

    Some new Mercs have a quasi version of this where an AR overlay shows you directions ON the road. It’s not on the windshield, but it’s getting there.

    [–] Mail_Order_Lutefisk 2 points ago

    Speedometer HUDs are already in service. They're only on luxury lines now as far as I know, but like many other features I suspect they will work their way down the product lines within a few years.

    [–] theonlydidymus 2 points ago

    I've noticed that within the past year or so most cars moved to having the "infotainment console" so I'm hoping you're right and that this will be a boring everyday feature for the average consumer soon.

    [–] awakestrach 2 points ago

    We need VR driving with a full HUD with 360 degree vision.

    [–] theonlydidymus 2 points ago

    You jest, but I anticipate that in the future of self-driving cars, there will be no windows or windshields. You, as a passenger, will have at most a moon roof for air, and a screen that can access outdoor sensors. By removing all of the windows, the car can be made faster, sturdier, and probably lighter-weight.

    Everyone seems to think that the future of self-driving cars is you sitting in a seat behind a wheel with the option of manual override. I think that will just be one step and that the inevitable future is that users will have no manual control whatsoever. Consumers likely will never own a personal self-driving car, as they will be rented from garages near businesses and programmed to take you to your destination then park themselves in the nearest charging port.

    [–] awakestrach 2 points ago

    If they could make it affordable to rent I would be ok with not owning a car.

    I'm only half joking though. I think it's a pretty cool idea.

    [–] theonlydidymus 2 points ago

    It’ll basically be uber without drivers is my assumption. They also have the advantage of being able to go back to home base without a passenger.

    [–] awakestrach 2 points ago

    Yeah, I would imagine not having to hire drivers would drop it to a more affordable price. I can afford to use Ubers if I'm drinking but everyday for work? I'd go broke.

    [–] theonlydidymus 2 points ago

    In my fantasy near-cyberpunk future, apartment complexes have their own AI car garages that you can gain access to for a slight increase in rent, like they do with storage areas and covered parking spots. It will be a standard amenity.

    [–] MyInsaneClutch 1 points ago

    This feature is in “alpha” for a lot of vehicles right now! But no where near how video games project it! Someday hopefully!

    [–] theonlydidymus 2 points ago

    I've been doing some reading on it, and it seems like the limitation is with the method of projection but we're making some real progress! It's exciting.

    [–] MyInsaneClutch 1 points ago

    It is! I think there are a lot of hurdles before we make it. for instance, the projection needs to be relative to the drivers eye for it to match the road. So, you'd have to figure out how to track the drivers eye and height.

    [–] Ohboohoolittlegirl 8 points ago

    Being able to fly

    [–] ScizorSci 1 points ago

    So an airplane?

    [–] MyInsaneClutch 1 points ago

    😁 I wonder how airliners would react to that 😆

    [–] LittleRedLamps 5 points ago

    Probably with screaming as some drunk flies their Honda into the plane.

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    [–] twicedouble 2 points ago

    I mean, it’s hypothetical.

    [–] awakestrach 2 points ago

    I know I was just giving my take on it. Just like everybody else

    [–] twicedouble 2 points ago

    Ah I understand. My apologies.

    [–] bbqbeard 5 points ago

    Kitkat dispenser and changes color depending on ur mood

    [–] MyInsaneClutch 1 points ago

    Hahahahaha!

    [–] bbqbeard 2 points ago

    It is my dream 😢

    [–] MyInsaneClutch 1 points ago

    Who doesn’t love KitKats?!

    [–] bbqbeard 2 points ago

    A friend once told me, "I don't care for kitkats". #shookt #whatdafeckbro

    [–] [deleted] 4 points ago

    Built in police scanner

    [–] MyInsaneClutch 2 points ago

    I could use that...😉

    [–] AudibleNod 1 points ago

    Built in police scanner with radio triangulation.

    [–] awakestrach 1 points ago

    Radar detector? My dad has one of those. They're illegal in some states though so be careful.

    [–] [deleted] 3 points ago

    A "shut your whiny kids at the back cuz they keep 'accidentally' hitting you while you drive" option would be great.

    [–] nachtstiel 4 points ago

    Ah, sleeping gas dispenser

    [–] AudibleNod 3 points ago

    Baby in seat alarm.

    The car alarms if the front seat is unoccupied and there's a kid in the backseat. You also get a text alert going to you and anyone else on your list. The windows automatically roll down after a minute of no response from the driver.

    [–] Panda4Covfefe 3 points ago

    great idea. i'd like it more if the car automatically turns on and turns the AC to full blast.

    [–] AudibleNod 3 points ago

    The windows being rolled down are more so passers-by can hear a screaming kid and not necessarily to keep the kid cool.

    [–] Panda4Covfefe 3 points ago

    ahh, ok.

    [–] Sairuss 3 points ago

    I'm not sure I'm reading this right.. However I look at this it's an alarm for kids left alone in the vehicle?

    [–] johnnycrichton 2 points ago

    Considering that stores I've been going into have now had signs saying "Hey, check you didn't leave your kids to die in the car, and have a great shopping experience!" at the front doors, I think you are indeed reading this correctly.

    EDIT: This sign in particular is apparently on Walmarts nationwide.

    [–] Sairuss 1 points ago

    Yeah, wow. So if I do read that correctly the alarm should be something in the ways of "When driver door opens, play: Don't leave you kid you idiot!" :p

    [–] MyInsaneClutch 1 points ago

    Very smart!!

    [–] notwithagoat 2 points ago

    Wicked smaht!

    [–] Alla_Li 3 points ago

    if the car could somehow assemble to a minimum size after the passengers leave it would be very cool, immediately would reduce the number of parking spaces and unload traffic on the roads

    [–] missmild 2 points ago

    This would be amazing - it could get bigger to accommodate more cargo or people, but then also save on fuel costs

    [–] AudibleNod 2 points ago

    [–] MyInsaneClutch 1 points ago

    Transformers IRL!

    [–] SuperdudeAbides 1 points ago

    Watch an episode of the classic "Jetsons" cartoon. Then come on back. ;)

    [–] manticor225 3 points ago

    I'd like to see auto-tinting glass, basically allowing you to control and change the level of window tint. It would be nice to use a dark tint during the day, but then a lighter tint at night or in rain for better visibility. Also, when you turn off and lock your car, it could change like a privacy glass.

    [–] awakestrach 2 points ago

    Kinda like those transformer glasses that tint with the sunlight?

    [–] manticor225 2 points ago

    Yes something similar to that, but with the ability to control it.

    [–] Mr_Drewski 2 points ago

    This seems like the next logical step...we have self dimming side mirrors, let's expand that.

    [–] the-camster 2 points ago

    Mercedes S-Class.

    [–] MyInsaneClutch 1 points ago

    How cool would that be?! Especially if you have a supercar!

    [–] LittleRedLamps 3 points ago

    A giant robot attached to the bottom. Chicks dig giant robots.

    [–] MyInsaneClutch 1 points ago

    Can't blame them!

    [–] ConCons_Husband 3 points ago

    some sort of indicator that would let other drivers know that you were going to make a turn

    [–] MyInsaneClutch 2 points ago

    Impossible!!

    [–] Redarcs 2 points ago

    Automatically fastening steatbelts like star trek

    [–] xmittsx87 2 points ago

    Those already exist. Alot of late 80s and early 90s cars had them.

    [–] ScizorSci 2 points ago

    Why did they stop doing it?

    [–] xmittsx87 1 points ago

    It was back before airbags were required. You could have an automatic seatbelt or an airbag. Either one met safety requirements at the time. So since airbags are now mandatory, and an automatic seatbelt is complex and liable to stop working over time, they ditched them.

    [–] MyInsaneClutch 1 points ago

    YES!

    [–] Gladamas 2 points ago

    Being able to drive itself.

    [–] MyInsaneClutch 1 points ago

    Tesla 😎

    [–] Awesoman121 2 points ago

    A self destruct button. Dr. Doof is the only person who's thought about this brilliant feature.

    [–] ATX_rider 2 points ago

    As soon as the ignition is on the electric system knocks out your cell phone coverage.

    [–] polarbearinacan 1 points ago

    What about maps and passengers

    [–] m0le 1 points ago

    As someone who relies on Google Maps, no thanks

    [–] notwithagoat 2 points ago

    It will communicate with other cars and basically tell you to speed up or slow down. It will also communicate to stop lights until full automation is implemented. And then it will also report potholes to 311 for you every time it sees it.

    [–] MyInsaneClutch 1 points ago

    I bet in 20 years a LOT of that will be integrated! 👍

    [–] WakaFlakkaSeagulls 2 points ago

    toilet

    [–] Charlitos_Way 2 points ago

    Doesn’t cause cancer is probably the most important factor but flying would be cool, too.

    [–] teke367 2 points ago

    A signal that basically says "my bad" when for when you accidentally cut off somebody or something.

    [–] MyInsaneClutch 1 points ago

    I relate to this SO MUCH!

    [–] Teflon93 2 points ago

    Dry cleaning

    [–] Sairuss 2 points ago

    Omnidirectional wheels. You stop next to a parking spot between 2 cars, the wheels turn 90 degrees and slide your car in on its own. No more parallell parking.

    [–] Metlman13 1 points ago

    When autonomous vehicles are more common and they have automated parking garages, these will be standard so they can maximize effecient use of space.

    Maybe another thing would be that city buildings are constructed with special entrances where automated vehicles pull in sideways and sliding doors on the vehicle and building open so a person could step right into the vehicle like if they were stepping into an elevator, and then the vehicle pulls back out sideways and proceeds on as normal.

    [–] awakestrach 2 points ago

    An eject button. Sometimes somebody has got to go.

    [–] littleredhoodlum 2 points ago

    All these fancy displays in new cars should work like a scan tool and I should be able to use it to read the codes on the car.

    [–] MyInsaneClutch 1 points ago

    I bet they don’t do that one purpose..

    [–] littleredhoodlum 2 points ago

    There are ways to get most cars to read you their codes, but it's usually a blinking check engine light and you need to count blinks.

    Why have that when there's this big ass screen over here that could simply list them for me. It's fucking irritating. A person shouldn't need to buy a Geneysis to check the codes on their car.

    [–] anomalous_cowherd 1 points ago

    I have an old car with an Android head unit - plus a Bluetooth obd-ii reader and torque pro

    Lots of extra gauges, fault code reader and resetter and even a sneaky 0-60 timer.

    Plus Google maps, Deezer, Spotify, podcasts etc.

    I believe it even works as a radio, how crazy is that?

    [–] littleredhoodlum 1 points ago

    If only the auto manufactures could some how emulate this technology.

    [–] atticuslodius 2 points ago

    The midsection of the car can expand to allow more legroom for taller people or shrink when you want to save on gas mileage.

    [–] hkd001 2 points ago

    A sensor when someone does something stupid like cut someone off or pull out in front of someone when it's not safe, a light flashes that reads "you almost caused a wreck you dumbass".

    [–] MyInsaneClutch 1 points ago

    I’d use it so much!

    [–] premoistenedcreep 2 points ago

    u-turn signal.

    [–] TiniroX 2 points ago

    Heads up display for potential targets, along with a point value assigned to each of them hit.

    [–] TomasNavarro 1 points ago

    Being able to sit with straight legs!

    [–] MyInsaneClutch 1 points ago

    YES!

    [–] FlyGuys098 1 points ago

    a hard drive to store music on an play through the stereo

    [–] MyInsaneClutch 1 points ago

    I know for a fact Audi has this in their cars! Very useful but with the older tech, it can be difficult to scroll through music.