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Trusted Dealers’ top five predictions for 2025!Back

nfdatrusteddealers2In celebration of Trusted Dealers linking up with the National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA), we’ve decided to make some predictions for the future of the motoring world in 2025.

When we think of the future, we often think of Steven Spielberg’s prediction that we’d have flying cars by the year 2015 – in 1985 this was an exciting thought but it’s still a long way off, however, there is plenty to get our enthusiasm soaring in other ways!

The team at Trusted Dealers have come up with their top five predictions for the next decade which we’d like to share with you below.

  1. Self-driving cars – we predict that by the year 2025 self-driving cars will be common on the UK roads. In fact, Mercedes-Benz has just announced that it will bring a self-driving autonomous car to market before the next generation S-Class arrives in 2021. According to Thomas Weber, head of R&D for Mercedes, the new S-Class’ adaptive cruise control system, has “opened the door” to autonomous technology.
  2. Black boxes – we predict that all cars will contain black boxes within them which will work in the same way as an aircraft. It is hoped that this will revolutionise car insurance for young people – now that a driver’s every move can be recorded it will help to encourage younger drivers to be more cautious on the roads and eliminate the need for astronomical insurance premiums.
  3. Entertainment hub – this is an ever growing phenomenon whereby new cars are already being created with sophisticated entertainment systems that can manage a number of devices at once. But we predict that by the year 2025 manufacturers will have come up with a revolutionary entertainment ‘hub’ which will allow motorists to activate all of their devices from one place at the same time – it will certainly make for a more interesting car journey!
  4. Electric cars or hyper-efficient cars – the team at Trusted Dealers remain undecided as to which of these cars will prevail. At present there is a push for electric cars, but we wonder if they will ever be able to satisfy the average motorist? Mainly due to the restrictions they have on mileage – but they don’t currently look that hot either. Instead, we wonder if fossil burning fuel run cars might pip EVs to the post.
  5. Self-diagnostics – Our final prediction involves self-diagnostics, so a car will be able to communicate regularly with its owner and notify them when a part needs replacing. The system will feed back the information directly to the manufacturer which will take the worry away from motorists when it comes to regular servicing and upkeep of their vehicles.

So that’s our top five predictions, but we’re keen to know what are yours? Why not share them with us below.


Posted by Leana Kell on 22/05/2013