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Things you want standard on all cars in 10 years?

Things you want standard on all cars in 10 years?

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pistonoobs

Original Poster:

79 posts

45 months

Wednesday 10th October 2012
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Auto-dimming mirror
Xenons (including full beam)
Power fold electric mirrors
LED indicators.

I saw my first set of front LED indicators on a new merc the other day, and i must say, on some cars, the indicators can be drowned out a bit by the headlights. These things were great and i could see them a mile off.

We also need better designed cup holders. So many cars have st cupholder, it's untrue.

RevolveR

227 posts

47 months

Wednesday 10th October 2012
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All round parking sensors
USB socket that can charge and read/play files e.g. MP3s from devices
Aux socket
Sat nav

g3org3y

10,680 posts

98 months

Wednesday 10th October 2012
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Naturally aspirated petrol engines would be nice.

(the return of the BMW staight six?)

Debaser

2,716 posts

168 months

Wednesday 10th October 2012
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RWD

PDenyer

315 posts

115 months

Wednesday 10th October 2012
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Loud exhausts and 3million horse power
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Welshbeef

25,255 posts

105 months

Wednesday 10th October 2012
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Quick clear front screen
ESP
Dynamic Sat nav
Cylinder deactivation so you can have one modular block for economies of scale but then turn on or off pistons according to power requirement.
Auto brakes ie if it can tell your approaching a static object at too fast a speed it emergency stops to prevent collision should save some accidents
Heated and cooled front and rear seats plus steering wheel.
Lane cruise control and dynamic cruise control so if you want gads off steering wheel on those long 3 hour M way drives

vsonix

1,882 posts

70 months

Wednesday 10th October 2012
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Laser guns, rear smoke screen and either oil slick or caltrops. Sexy holographic computer avatar. Flux Capacitor.

poing

5,446 posts

107 months

Wednesday 10th October 2012
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Machine guns, revolving number plates, ejector seat for when the other half just won't shut the hell up. Ability to fly or at least hover would be handy too.

Maybe a built in electric chair that shocks you when you sit in the middle lane for no reason for a mile or more. Similarly it can shock you when you are driving 20mph below the limit with a line of more than 6 cars stuck behind you.

Paddy_N_Murphy

17,938 posts

91 months

Wednesday 10th October 2012
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Yep. Frickin Lasers.



And Liquorice dispensers. Obviously.

Papa Hotel

12,760 posts

89 months

Wednesday 10th October 2012
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I want nannying nonsense like automatic lights & wipers and parking sensors made illegal.

If you don't know when to turn your lights on or clear your fking windscreen and you can't conduct a simple slow-speed parking manoeuvre, maybe you shouldn't be driving.

This trend for an electronic veil of safety is just making idiots think they can do as they please, the car will sort it out for them. fk it, ABS and traction control while we're at it. And automatic brakes. Yes, definitely automatic brakes.

Welshbeef

25,255 posts

105 months

Wednesday 10th October 2012
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A vast reduction in weight.
This would then allow for vast fuel tanks so 2k miles could be driven without filling up yet car with full tank would weigh the same as a car today.imagine for some people that would be 6 fill ups a year possibly less if you could stretch it a bit more.


Astronut

103 posts

86 months

Wednesday 10th October 2012
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g3org3y said:
Naturally aspirated petrol engines would be nice.

(the return of the BMW staight six?)
Seconded.

Adding DCOE Webers/DHLA Dellortos...

dudleybloke

12,022 posts

93 months

Wednesday 10th October 2012
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startinandles

CR6ZZ

986 posts

52 months

Wednesday 10th October 2012
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A manual gearbox option...

otolith

31,982 posts

111 months

Wednesday 10th October 2012
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Throttle pedal, brake pedal, steering wheel.

davepoth

26,181 posts

106 months

Wednesday 10th October 2012
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Hover jets.

KarlMac

2,217 posts

48 months

Wednesday 10th October 2012
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Quick clear front screen
iPod integration (proper stuff, not this Aux socket shenanigans)
Cruise control.


Frickin lasers too.

carmadgaz

2,939 posts

90 months

Wednesday 10th October 2012
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pistonoobs said:
Auto-dimming mirror
Xenons (including full beam)
Power fold electric mirrors
LED indicators.

I saw my first set of front LED indicators on a new merc the other day, and i must say, on some cars, the indicators can be drowned out a bit by the headlights. These things were great and i could see them a mile off.

We also need better designed cup holders. So many cars have st cupholder, it's untrue.
I'll concede on the indicators (though it wouldn't hurt the designers to put them somewhere where they aren't drown out (my 45yo Landrover manages so why not a modern hatchback??)

Cupholders are neither here nor there, why they put them in the way bugs me though, I can't use the ones in my MX-5 AND change gear comfortably. Waste of time!

For the rest PH sums it up below...

Papa Hotel said:
I want nannying nonsense like automatic lights & wipers and parking sensors made illegal.

If you don't know when to turn your lights on or clear your fking windscreen and you can't conduct a simple slow-speed parking manoeuvre, maybe you shouldn't be driving.

This trend for an electronic veil of safety is just making idiots think they can do as they please, the car will sort it out for them. fk it, ABS and traction control while we're at it. And automatic brakes. Yes, definitely automatic brakes.
otolith said:
Throttle pedal, brake pedal, steering wheel.
I'll add a radio to that please. A/C is nice but it's not a deal breaker (none of my current cars have it). Heated front screen screen on my Focus was nice, wish those were more common.

Pannywagon

964 posts

93 months

Wednesday 10th October 2012
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Papa Hotel said:
I want nannying nonsense like automatic lights & wipers and parking sensors made illegal.

If you don't know when to turn your lights on or clear your fking windscreen and you can't conduct a simple slow-speed parking manoeuvre, maybe you shouldn't be driving.

This trend for an electronic veil of safety is just making idiots think they can do as they please, the car will sort it out for them. fk it, ABS and traction control while we're at it. And automatic brakes. Yes, definitely automatic brakes.
I like every single one of those things. It's called convenience. Why buy a dog and bark yourself?

Yes, there are times when I want to drive, but 90% of the time I'm either commuting or driving the family around. Why do you feel that the only valid option is the balls out, fully committed, screw everything, uncomfortable (most of the time) go-kart option?

F**k that. Life's too short.

daytonarhymes

258 posts

111 months

Wednesday 10th October 2012
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I'm sure it's probably already been said . . . but

a manual gearbox. period.