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Auto trends: what’s in store for 2018?

At Auto Value, we’re always on the lookout for the latest news and innovation in the automotive world. From futuristic prototypes to clever new car gadgets, tech and accessories, read on for a sneak peek at the trends of tomorrow.


  1. Green vehicles in the mainstream

More and more automakers are set to launch electric models over the next few months. What’s more, thanks to the Austrian startup Kreisel Electric, even the biggest gas guzzlers (looking at you, Hummer!) will soon be easily convertible to electric power. Incidentally, the company’s ambassador is none other than Arnold Schwarzenegger. More information here.


  1. Can’t find a car part? 3D printing to the rescue!

Replacement car parts can be hard to find, especially if they’re highly specialized or have been discontinued. But thanks to high-precision 3D printers, Ford is now able to produce made-to-measure carbon fibre auto parts quickly and at a low cost. Engineers are understandably excited about this technology’s virtually limitless potential—how about you?


  1. Hands-free driving for a stress-free commute

Fully autonomous self-driving cars are just around the corner. Until then, Cadillac’s new Super Cruise technology should tide you over. Models equipped with Super Cruise give drivers the option of handing over the wheel to a sophisticated network of sensors and cameras. The high-tech system, which can be activated on certain types of freeway, is able to steer the car, adjust its speed and maintain a safe distance from other vehicles, allowing the driver to relax or enjoy some entertainment in the meantime. That’s what we call a luxurious commute.


  1. Magically effective windshield wipers from Mercedes-Benz

Picture this: windshield wipers with tiny holes in them to directly dispense the washer fluid. That’s what Mercedes-Benz is offering consumers with its innovative Magic Vision Control system. For one, there’s no more risk of splashing pedestrians and other cars every time you need some clarity. Secondly, you get to enjoy uninterrupted visibility. The kicker? These clever all-season accessories are equipped with heating elements, making iced-on wipers a thing of winters past.


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