Turning Car Interiors into Multi-Purpose Rooms
When cars can truly drive themselves, their interiors will become multipurpose rooms that occupants can use to carry on the day’s tasks while moving from point A to point B.
When cars become truly self-driving, their interiors will become multipurpose rooms that occupants can use to carry on the day’s tasks while moving from point A to point B, says Richard Chung, vice president, Innovation, for global automotive seating leader Adient plc.
That means travelers can turn commuting time into more personally meaningful periods for such activities as meetings, dining, office work or entertainment.
Chung notes that Adient has demonstrated how some of these capabilities can be integrated into existing vehicle interior architectures. One example: front seats that can rotate 18° toward each other to aid conversation, while enabling the driver to resume control of a semi-autonomous vehicles as needed.
Mazda, the Little Car Company That Can, has been working on a number of important fronts of late.
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According to Frank Jourdan, president, Chassis & Safety Div., Continental Contitech AG (continental-corporation.com), the high-resolution 3D flash LIDAR (HFL) technology that the company is developing for deployment in automated driving systems in the 2020+ timeframe provides an array of benefits.