We live in a world whose environment is a serious threat to our generation as well as the coming generations as it is highly polluted. A key factor in increasing the pollution is the usage of motor vehicles. Our next-gen will be forced to create a suitable environment for their sustenance on this planet. The future of the motor industry lies in achieving the design and development of smart modules which are also eco-friendly. 

The 1910 Hudson model

 

What is a Motor Vehicle?

A motor vehicle is one which is self-propelled, using an engine and does not run on rails, instead uses wheels to run on roads.  The heart of a motor vehicle is an Internal Combustion Engine (ICE).  Trucks, Buses, Cars, motorcycles or other motor driven vehicles – all fall under this category. A major problem with the motor vehicles is that, they require petrol or diesel for working which in turn emits a large amount of pollutants.  This possesses a serious threat to the environment. As such, the motor vehicles/models are being developed for present and future use, must conform to the new environmental requirements and try to minimize resource use and solve issues like combustion, exhaust, etc. that go on to pollute and harm the environment.

BMW facility

 

Solutions to this problem

A few solutions to avoid the pollution are to embed hybrid vehicles whose motto is to achieve greater fuel economy, to design and manufacture vehicles which run on electricity or solar power, use smart car technology which can sense the condition of the drivers and minimize accidents. The main solution lies in designing cars which minimize the usage of fuels which emit CFC’s.  Usage of Liquid Petrol Gasoline is another technique, but it is a costly affair.  If the energy from non-conventional sources can actually be garnered to run vehicles, then there can be a lot of change in this direction. 

The future of the motor industry

The motor industry involves research & development of new models, manufacturing and marketing the end products. The future will be in developing cost effective vehicles which are fuel efficient. Further the future of motor industry lies in developing vehicles which run on alternate power sources like electricity/battery operated vehicles, go-green using solar power. The vehicles which have better transmission of gear-box, shock absorbing capacity without much fuel wastage, smart sensor technology to assess the condition of the roads and the driver will be in the rise.  As it is practically impossible to abolish petrol and diesel engines, improvising them to reduce the emission and increasing mileage will be another factor.

Modern hybrid conceptFrom

 

Providing stylish and sleek designs with better aerodynamics to reduce fuel wastage in countering wind resistance for heavy vehicles. These days the battery operated cars face a problem of discharge after certain continuous usage. This will be countered by increasing the battery storage capacity and its efficiency. The usage of hydrogen powered fuel cell technology for cars is under research and may see light in the near future and lead to better sustainable situation.