Could the car of the future be controlled by your eyes?

Could the car of the future be controlled by your eyes? 9th July 2015

Predicting what we could see in cars in the future is a near impossible task. After all, when Henry Ford first brought the car to the mass market, who would have ever imagined that you would one day be able to listen to music as you drive?

And would drivers in the 80s and 90s have imagined as they wrestled with a map on a long journey that they would one day have a system that would automatically direct them to their destination?

No one knows what tomorrow may bring, but one car manufacturer is having a go at predicting just what changes demand will bring about in the world of motoring as it unveiled its vision for the future. 

Chevrolet lifted the lid on its Chevrolet-FNR, a slick and sharply-designed vehicle that boasts a futuristic capsule design among other interesting features. Unveiled at the Shanghai General Motors Gala Night, the company said that the vehicle offers a 'glimpse at mobility of the future'.

As well as having a look that comic book fans may liken to the famous Batmobile, the concept car has a range of exciting possibilities, including magnetised hubless wheels, dragonfly swinging doors, crystal laser headlights and a wireless charging system. 

The car will also buy into the driverless concept, with roof mounted sensors allowing the vehicle a better understanding of its surroundings. 

In addition to this, the car will take on something of a sci-fi feel with drivers able to operate the ignition with their eyes thanks to iris-recognition technology. And when the car's driving itself, the driver can even turn their seat by 180 degrees to face the passengers in the back, allowing them to have a conversation. 

Although Chevrolet said there was no planned release for the car, and reiterated that it was little more than a concept at the moment, it certainly gives an insight into what car manufacturers may be looking to include in the next generation of vehicles. 

Posted by Danielle Barge