Genesis to Revelation: Automobiles

Posted by Winnie Melda on December 3rd, 2018

Introduction

Genesis to a revelation of a product is a topic which entails having a look at a product in the dimension of its originally meant purpose(s) as compared to the purposes it serves today. Apparently, an item could have been created to serve a particular purpose, but it currently serves more than that purpose today. This paper discusses the Automobile industry, in particular, the Mercedes and creation of the car. The initial purposes of creation (Genesis) of this product, as well as its current position (revelation), are discussed. 

The change in car speculation

In 1901, the Mercedes manufactured the first modernized automobile, the Mercedes car (commonly known as the Benz) to serve a sole purpose of transportation. For decades, the car served this prime purpose but as years elapsed to become a century, this sole purpose of the automobile has not yet diverted. In other words, transportation remains the core purpose of the Mercedes car. However, the modern Mercedes has been modified to become a field of conducting a multiple of purposes. While the original car could only move people and their possessions from a Point A to another Point B, the current Benz can do more than just that (Berkowitz, 2010). In 1980s televisions aired some movies which showed cars which multitasked. One vivid series, the Knight Rider featured two fictional characters, the KITT, who drove a talking, self-driving car. By then, the concept of the talking and self-driving car was just but pure science fiction. Apparently, this has been made real, and the KITT features have been incorporated in modern automobiles (Montoya, 2013). The current 21st century has seen cars that can make not only a telephone call but also receive one. They can play DVDs and stream music. More importantly, these cars can warn drivers of anticipated road risks, provide the driver with turn-by-turn directions and park themselves just to mention a few. The following is additional details of capabilities of the modern car as compared to that of the 1900s which only served the owner with transportation services only (Kyvig, 2012).

Built-In Navigation

Today’s cars manufacturers fit them with built-in navigation systems which not only offer drivers with turn-by-turn directions, but also help them locate the nearest restaurant, a hotel, a gas station, or suitable parking. Some automobile users, however, find these systems inferior compared to smartphone apps or stand-alone GPS systems. That has prompted some manufacturers like the Ford Motor Company to plan on creating better ways of driver directions such as Google Maps. Such a feature will allow drivers to project maps from their phone to their dashboard screen (Kyvig, 2012).

The Connected Car

The connected car which was nicknamed the Google car filled the news highlights of various media in 2014. According to The Economist (2014), the connected car could operate with no driver at the dashboard. It could communicate with the driver updating him/her of its whereabouts and passengers informing them about the various alighting stations. That is in addition to the ability of the car to connect to a mobile phone via Bluetooth, allowing for outgoing and incoming calls. This feature has now existed for many years and has been incorporated in other economy cars. This technology goes further to consist of smartphone apps that enable the car driver to control other vehicle functions. For instance, the electric BMW i3 has been fitted with an app that makes it simpler for the driver to monitor the car’s battery status while the Audi has a feature that allows its driver to use his smartphone to instruct his car to park itself (The Economist, 2014). In future, the cars will communicate with each other. One potential feature is the capability of a BMW far downtown informing a Benz of a traffic jam or a terrific accident advising it to take another route (The Economist, 2009).

Cars as Entertainment Centers

 Unlike the initial automobiles which did not have this feature, the modern car entertain, and updates its occupants through music and news due to its ability to play MP3 music from CDs and access satellite radio channels. In a more modernized way, the connected, self-driving car has been poised to turn the vehicle into a full-fledged entertainment center> Here, the car's occupants including the drivers (freed from having to operate the vehicle) can stream videos, play video and computer games, check their email, and update themselves through social media networks (Heitmann, 2009).

Cars as Wi-Fi Hotspots

            Cars have been fitted with Wi-Fi routers to enable the passengers to enjoy internet connection while in transit. This Wi-Fi connectivity is also sufficient to produce directions to the driver towards a certain destination unknown to them through Google maps (Parissien, 2013).  

Conclusion

The modern generation is forever full of wonders. Every dawn sees a discovery most of which are meant to make the world more livable. The cars were created for to serve a sole purpose of transportation. Though this is the most primary reason people purchase cars even today, technology is continuously changing our expectations. Like never before, technology strives to create cars that relate to their owners. 

References

Berkowitz, J. (2010). The History of Car Radios. Car & Driver.

Heitmann, J. A. (2009). The automobile and American life. Jefferson, N.C: McFarland & Co.

Kyvig, D. E. (2012). Daily life in the United States, 1920-1939: Decades of Promise and pain. Westport, Conn. [u.a.: Greenwood Press.

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