Auto Interiors in an Autonomous World
The auto industry’s transition to self-driving cars will bring a huge change in the way vehicle interiors are designed.
For one thing, occupants won’t necessarily be seated upright and facing forward, notes Nicholas Petouhoff, executive director of advanced product development at seating supplier Adient. That means today’s airbag and seatbelt systems won’t be as effective, for example.
Petouhoff says the first examples of next-generation interior design and safety systems will hit the market in the next 3-5 years. Click HERE to learn more about what Adient has in mind.
There have been more than 20 reported attacks against Waymo’s self-driving fleet in Chandler, Ariz., since the company began testing the technology on public roads there two years ago.
Mazda, the Little Car Company That Can, has been working on a number of important fronts of late.
In-car video shows that the backup pilot of an Uber Technologies self-driving car was not watching the road just before the vehicle struck and killed a pedestrian last Sunday night.