Üniversite Işık University Students Tempting Doğuş Automotive Board Member E. Ali Bilaloğlu with Their Inquiries
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Işık University Students Tempting Doğuş Automotive Board Member E. Ali Bilaloğlu with Their Inquiries

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Students of Işık University's Automotive Engineering Department recently had the opportunity to express their curiosity about their field through a question and answer session with E. Ali Bilaloğlu, board member of Doğuş Automotive, one of Turkey's premier automotive companies. One of three students at the conversation asked, "Why doesn't Turkey manufacture its own car?" Some of the questions had the conference room moaning with laughter. Bilaloğlu was extremely professional in his responses, and he congratulated the students on their excellent questions and firm grasp of automotive engineering knowledge. He even encouraged the Işık University Automotive Engineering students to apply for internships at his firm.

Işık University Rector, Prof. Dr. Nafiye Güneç Kıyak, while presenting a plaque to E. Ali Bilaloğlu, member of the Executive Board of Directors and Board of Directors member of Doğuş Automotive, remarked to the students who were promised internships, "We provide our students with a highly sophisticated education. Our graduates start their employment with a high degree of comfort. Turkey's automotive sector is in tight competition over the students coming out of this department.

E. Ali Bilaloğlu, member of the Executive Board of Directors and Board of Directors member at Doğuş Automotive provided the audience with striking responses to their  inquiries:

IN COMPARISON TO OTHER COUNTRIES, THE PERCENTAGE OF CAR OWNERS IN TURKEY IS LOW
After Germany, England, France, Poland, Spain, Bulgaria, Korea, and Brazil, Turkey is 9th, with one car owner per thousand.

INTERNET SITES ARE NOW THE AUTOMOBILE SHOWROOMS
We now know that the largest showroom is found on the internet. Data shows that 51% of new car sales, and 65% of used car sales are researched on the internet before the purchase occurs. Of those purchasing our passenger cars, we know that 100% had obtained information regarding their potential purchase from the internet. Right now, we are developing mobile apps for owners manuals, as well as for helping potential buyers gain information about our products. As well, when a car has a problem, there is an app to locate the nearest authorized service.

GAINING STRENGTH IN WORLD REGIONS WHERE YOUTH POPULATION IS EXPANDING 
The world population is increasing. From 6.5 billion in 2010, the projection is for 7.5 billion by 2020. Countries with young populations, working and spending countries, and those with a strategic plan will be the ones that gain economic strength and come out ahead. 

TURKEY'S YOUTH POPULATION HAS IMPORTANT POTENTIAL
Turkey has great potential concerning this topic. The 25-59 age group, which has the greatest number of employed, has seen a ten-year increase of 6.5 million workers. We are moving quickly in the direction of becoming Europe's largest market.

SATELLITE TECHNOLOGY TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS IN USE
In the very near future, Turkey will deploy its first homemade satellite, Göktürk 2. In the coming decade, the expectation is for a rapid increase in the number of satellite launches. Satellites are not solely the use of the military. Traffic control systems using sight and sound sharing infrastructure is coming into view. As satellite capacity increases, and as infrastructure improves, the potential for every device to serve as a communication device increases. Our computers, televisions, watches will serve as our connection to any web we choose, wherever and whenever we choose. Today, approximately 6 trillion devices are used to access the internet. In the near future, roughly 80 trillion devices will be used to access the internet and information.

INTELLIGENT LIFE BEGINS IN THE CAR
Within the next 10-15 years, every morning the morning sunlight will provide maximum benefit to the house before people leave for work. To go to the airport, you get in your car. Your car will either be electric or environmentally friendly, burning the least amount of fuel possible. When you get in your car, your smartphone will automatically connect with your car via Bluetooth, giving you the latest traffic reports, and flight status. As you travel down a road, your car will gather information about the road ahead from oncoming cars, and make adjustments to how it navigates the route. The driver will stillI control the car, but the interaction with the car will look a lot different than how it is today. On the road, emails or today's newspaper will arrive as voice recordings.

DUE TO TECHNOLOGY, A WARNING TO DRIVERS
Efforts for the driverless car are known. Even Google's unmanned vehicle is right now traveling the world collecting data. It is only because of regulations that the unmanned vehicle won't soon be realized, however, it's just a matter of time. Cars are heading in the direction of minimal interaction with the driver. Current systems already exist that can detect when a driver is sleepy or drifting from the lane. In these situations, the multi-media screen works to wake up the driver, as does a vibrating steering steering wheel. The car also automatically adjusts it's speed in relation to the one in front of it. It recognizes the potential for a collision before the driver does.
Lane Tracking Assistant
  • Critical lane change or inadvertent lane shift warning 
  • When the car's speed exceeds 65km/h, a camera sensor tracks lane markings 
  • Warning when approaching an unwanted lane
  • In addition to visual information, softer handling steering
  • Detection system for wanted and unwanted lane changes

Adaptive Speed Stabilization 
  • Maintains determined spacing and automatic excess speed warning
  • Safe distance detection and speed decrease
  • Open road adjustable acceleration 
  • Adaptive speed stabilization braking applied in heavy traffic until car stops

Front Assist
  • Warning system to prevent vehicle in front 
  • Automatic brake support when heavy application of brakes 
  • Collision minimization 
  • Emergency brake functioning between 5 and 30 km/h city speed zones

Traffic Signal Detection "Sign Assist"
  • Touch screen and over dashboard important traffic signal display
  • Speed and information, passing and no passing zone information
  • Maximum speed allowed information constant display
  • Speed limit and passing lane compliance support

40 MILLION ELECTRIC VEHICLE SALES PREDICTED
Electric vehicles and related information are occupying the information channels. The topic is not limited to electric vehicles, as well the multiple firms working on alternative energy sources. Currently, there are over 155 hybrid and electric models in production. This includes vehicles that resemble bicycles as well. Using lighter weight body materials, these vehicles require less energy. In the coming two decades, the expectation is for 40 million electric vehicles on the roads.

TRAFFIC WILL NOT CONTINUE THIS WAY
The traffic solution: The number of vehicles on the roads is increasing but driver error minimization systems are evolving. As the number of vehicles on the road increases, new traffic systems will need to be developed. Vehicles will need to be more intelligent. City centers will have smarter roads, to be traveled only by smarter cars. Communication between our smart phone and our cars will take us where we need to go. Conventional vehicles will not be allowed in city centers. Where there are smart roads in large metropolitan centers, conventional vehicles will not be permitted. Parking lots will be constructed closer to public transportation stops. City centers will be accessed with smart transportation. Electric taxis will start appearing in our lives.

OWNING A CAR AND A HOUSE IS OUT. RENTING IS IN.
The "Ownership" period is becoming the "Membership" period. This was a dream in the past. A beautiful home meant that you owned the house and car. When I was a university student, owning a car gave you standing. However, the need to own a car is decreasing, rather the membership system is taking its place. Vehicle sharing, as well as hourly and daily car rental will increase. Because of the technological sophistication of cars, computer programs will be developed to repair them.