An enormous number of technologies are driving the long journey toward increasingly autonomous vehicles—telematics, cloud, V2X, and scads more. One of them that’s been rapidly rising in prominence is the digital cockpit, which replaces traditional controls and displays with digital screens. A wide range of multiple-screen configurations is possible with elements including digital instrument clusters, head-up displays, infotainment system control screens, passenger screens, digital assistants, and others.
This week we take an in-depth look at digital cockpits and how they can influence car safety for the better. Rest assured, this first scrutiny won’t be the last. Far from it; at DVNI we’re closely monitoring digital cockpit technology to you, our subscribers, all the relevant developments and innovations.
We’ve also got coverage of Electronica Virtual, the digital trade fair and conference for the electronics industry. The relevance is quite large for the vehicle interior community with innovations in connectivity, cloud functionality, security, displays, ADAS, comfort, lighting, and general electronics for the interiors of tomorrow’s motor vehicles. And “motor” is right—the car of the future is powered by electricity. In this week’s Design Lounge, we pick apart an example of how electric powertrains influence interior design.
All good things must come to an end, and our ten-part series “Trajectories”, a designer’s look at our mobility-centric culture, has run its course. A complete synthesis of the story will be published next week, exclusively for DVN Interior members.