The auto industry has seen rapid growth in the last 5 years. Take for instance the navigation system, it was incredibly expensive and now it’s rudimentary. But the progress in the last 5 years is dwarfed by the prospects in the near future.

We are still living in the days of traditional, human-controlled and app-free cars that take us from point A to point B. It’s obviously not going to change drastically in a year or two. But it’s becoming apparent that the future will ride in a more smarter car. Or let’s just say that the future car will be more connected. These cars will collect, process, interpret, and send increasing amounts of data to and from a wide array of third parties.

If you think that only the big tech giants are putting their weight behind our smart car then you’d be wrong. Even traditional vehicle manufacturers are joining the ranks where the smart car will appear from. More and more car manufacturers are spending more on developing on their artificial intelligence acumen for their share of the smarter cars industry.

Even in these early days of the beginning of this smart revolution, the manufacturers are plugging away at new ways of improvements to their smart solutions. All manufacturers are tight lipped about what’s in the pipeline.

No matter how smart the future looks for the smart car, there are however some challenges that need to be met. The smart manufacturers will have to find smart ways to meet the requirements set by the regulatory authorities. Hence we can not say that the roads will see the smart car of the future in the next two to three years, instead the manufacturers will have to surpass some expectations before they fasten their seat belts for the driving smartly into the future.