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The future of armoured technology for vehicles

Motor vehicles have, over the years, played a significant role in movies. From the high-tech, heavily armored cars that cruise around the town in Hollywood movies such as Star Wars, Bond movies, Batman Begins, The Fast and the Furious, to being incorporated in the climax of Bollywood flicks like Singham and Golmaal, these specialized categories of wheels add thrill and glitz to the films.

 

As exciting as they seem while firing and ducking bullet shots in reel life, in real life too, these cars come loaded with essential to sophisticated features that provide superior safety. Mainly the wheels of celebrities, government and political officials, business people, the secret service, the military and even criminals, these cars can be owned by anyone who supposes a threat to their lives. 

 

A few highlights of the state-of-the-art armoured cars include- 

  • Durability, i.e. the ability to protect its occupants from bullets, bombs and different means of attack.
  • Discreetness which makes these cars blend in with other vehicles so that no one knows of them being armoured.
  • Style and innovation are also an essential aspect of these vehicles as these cars are the owner’s pride. Thus, armoured vehicle manufacturers design and customize the cars for the owners. From the steering wheel controls, long-lasting seat covers, sensors parking options, everything is personalized as per the requirements. 

 

Therefore, apart from the basic specifications like bulletproofing a car, ballistic protection, firewall security, and more, this domain is continuously evolving to fulfil its primary purpose of providing security while being stylish and sophisticated. Hence, today, let’s look at the future for armoured technology for vehicles

 

  • Hybrid engines

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The armoured combat vehicles have traditionally been gas guzzler, and thus, the need to find an alternative to boost fuel security was imperative. Hence, many companies are researching and working on a solution to implement green technologies for future vehicles with hybrid tanks. These use two sources of energies- electrical horsepower along with diesel motors. The latter can support in case the generator requires power for the battery bank. This advanced system will enable armoured automobiles relying less on fuel and the costly logistical processes. Hybrid can also provide power to additional devices such as onboard sensors and targeting devices to mobile hospitals. 

 

  • Weapons

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From manual gunning and firing from weapons, the future of armoured vehicles will include remote weaponry systems. This method will enable combat vehicle operators to locate and shoot at targets while inside the vehicle and thereby, stay protected. Furthermore, as all ammunition will be connected to a hub, it will also facilitate rapid-firing of cannons, co-axial machine gun and anti-tank guided missiles in case of an attack.

 

Under weapons, a laser is another category that can be a part of the armouring vehicles in the near future. Lasers offer several advantages over conventional weapons like it won’t require ammunition resupplies and also reduce logistics cost as it will render rapid engagement of multiple targets.

 

Moreover, the laser-equipped vehicles would additionally be able to autonomously target, track, and disable targets with invisible lasers. It will also be apt for shooting down enemy cannons, artillery rockets, and bombs travelling at high speeds.

 

  • Tires 

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Tires are a prime target of an armoured vehicle as firing on them can immobilize the sturdy automobile. Over the years, a lot of innovations have taken place on this part of the car, from reducing the interior vehicle noise level by almost half to attaching a foam ring to the inner surface of the tire for comfort. 

 

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Thus, designing and upgrading them is a process that will always need attention, especially for armoured vehicles. For these cars, the tires have to withstand any attack and stay run-flats. The run-flat tires can usually travel for 50-100 km, depending on road conditions and without the tyre slipping on the rim. This distance is considered adequate to reach a safe zone.

 

Therefore, having a sturdy quartet set is vital for a vehicle for it to escape at high speed, or complete its mission with one or all tyres flat. Also, the manufacturers are finding innovative ways to increase the distance and also, reduce the immediate brunt on them by analysing with advanced components. 

 

Airless tires are a new technology that the companies are testing. These types are impervious to punctures and have an outer tread that absorbs the force of the road. They are also said to use less rubber and possibly last up to three times longer than traditional tires. Recyclable tires is another change that will be seen in the coming years. 

 

  • Smoke Screen

 Smoke Screen for armoured cars

 

Let’s come from the tires to the screen now. The future of it is to install a machine that creates a smokescreen or cloud through a smoke generator. This machine can evaporate volatile materials like oil or an oil-based mixture and mix it with the external air for it to condense to a mist with controlled droplet size. This high-tech improvement will safeguard the owner from even high-grade attacks. 

 

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  • Seating

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The futuristic development of biometric seats is more to unwind the people using the armoured car. The new seating system will take the occupants’ biometric measurements and intelligently change the seating position accordingly. For instance, upright to improve alertness, cushioning for relaxation, etc. 

 

The armoured vehicles with the futuristic, innovative technology will ensure the cars are sturdy, robust and comfortable for any drive. The advanced development in this area of engineering is all set to transform both safety and design of the automobile that is primarily purchased for security purpose. The high-tech vehicles are glamour and glory residing in the sleek, beautiful sheet metal exterior. 

 

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