While we don’t have flying Ford Anglias just yet, car technology has moved on a lot in recent years – and there is so much more to come.
Futuristic tech including self-driving cars and 3D-printed tyres are just around the corner.
By 2020, for instance, drivers will be able to use hand gestures to control car functions including opening and closing windows and turning off the engine.
New developments have been highlighted in an infographic by RegTransfers which details the exciting new tech coming for motorists.
It allows users to insert their age, letting them know how old they will be when various changes are rolled out.
They include the introduction of fingerprint technology commonly associated with phones to be used to unlock and start your car, which could come as soon as 2020.
The following year, light detection and ranging systems will allow cars to ‘sense’ other vehicles around them in real time.
Self-driving cars could be common by 2026, according to the research, with drivers having the ability to relax, watch a film or connct to the internet.
This could mean people will have extra free time on their commute.
Airless, 3D-printed tyres are set to hit the market in 2035 – they will never go flat and won’t need replacing.
And by 2050, you could be able to see through your car’s panels as if they are invisible.
This is due to the exterior paint job being fitted with millions of tiny cameras linked to a display inside the vehicle.
Pretty cool, huh?