Cars have changed a lot since they were created, and some of the most significant changes have been seen in the last 10 to 20 years with the addition of so many new and different features. So, where are cars headed in the future? That’s a very good question, and one that’s not so very easily answered. There are many ideas – some good and some not so good – that car manufacturers are kicking around, but it’s hard to tell which ones are going to become popular and which ones will die before they ever get past the drawing board. Technology is moving cars forward at a rapid rate, but the pressure to reduce one’s carbon footprint is going to have to be coupled with that, and that’s not such an easy task. People want cars that are smaller and more fuel efficient, but they also want vehicles that are big enough to accommodate their families and let them haul and move what they need to. They want all the features. Oh, and they want to pay less, too. Car makers can’t create a cheaper, smaller, bigger, more fuel efficient vehicle all in one. There is no way to do that. It simply contradicts itself too much to have any luck at creating something like that.
Making smaller vehicles that feel roomier comes close, but in the end there is still only so much space in these types of cars. Having head and leg room is nice, but at the expense of boot space? Where will the luggage or the groceries go? There are so many issues that car manufacturers have to address right now that they are getting lost as to what they really need to do and what the best ways will be to carry out what should be done for consumers. Meeting the demands of these consumers has to be important because they will be the ones who are buying the cars, but at the same time the car manufacturers have to be able to produce these cars in such a way that they can make money from them. If they aren’t making any money they won’t be making any more cars, and they and the consumers will lose out. Cars of the future will be more fuel efficient, though, and they will be moving toward hybrids more because that’s what people want, but the price of hybrids is still very high and needs to come down some before more people will really start buying them.