Time changes everything – and cars are no exception. Motor Trend magazine recently published a roundup of eight unique technologies revolutionizing vehicle interiors.
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Nothing sets off a high-end, luxury interior quite like rear-seat picnic tables. You know the ones I’m talking about. They’re the fold-down tables mounted to the backs of front seats in cars you’d rather be chauffeured in than drive.
In last week’s article about Faurecia‘s Urban Rhythm Seat, we also briefly mentioned the company’s all-new Oasis Seat – which, among other features, comes equipped with surround-sound speakers in the headrest and 20 massage cells positioned from neck to calf.
Japanese researchers at Keio University have developed the world’s first pseudo-transparent car. Through a clever use of cameras, the vehicle projects an image of its outside surroundings onto its interior so that its driver is able to park easier and more safely.
Long gone are the days when the only mobile electronics that auto trimmers had to contend with were map lights, power seats and sunroofs. Today’s interiors are more electronic, digitized and complex than ever before – and we’ve only begun to scratch the surface of what’s to come.
Automotive Megatrends, a new online magazine, recently published an interesting article examining “how connectivity and infotainment is shaping the vehicle interior and the in-car experience”. The article is a must-read for automotive professionals – especially trimmers, whose craft continues to be affected by advancements in the mobile electronics industry.