Even the most avid of car-tech enthusiasts would be sated with the year that just passed. This was the year, after all, that a company (namely, Nissan) promised a commercially viable autonomous vehicle by 2020. If Nissan achieves its goal – or even approaches it – it would herald a monumental shift, with ramifications that extend far beyond who (or what) is in the driver’s seat.
But it's not just autonomous technologies that blossomed in 2013. Even seemingly mundane features such as headlights have seen huge technological gains. Auto companies branched out into wearable technology, Shell predicted the end of gasoline-powered cars and robots conducted vehicle durability tests.
Herewith, a closer look at the technology developments that auger an even more fascinating year to come. (Photo: Audi)