Electronics continue to flood the whole car interior. Just look at some of the innovations presented in this week’s DVN-I: Nvidia’s driver monitoring system, Toyota Boshoku’s drowsiness-suppressing seat, new HUDs from Nippon Seiki and Elektrobit—these examples demonstrate the high safety and convenience value electronics bring to vehicle occupants.
We also look this week at how electronics are being integrated with traditionally analogue car parts like headliners and steering wheels (which in turn are beginning to lose their wheel shape!). these increasingly bristle with sensors, LEDs, screens, touch surfaces, UV sanitizers, and all sorts of other electronics.
For many years, the headliner was just for decorative acoustic finishing of the car body. Maybe it had a few lights in it; maybe a cutout for a sunroof, but that was as fancy as they got. Now it’s becoming an overhead system mixing products, technology, and features monitored by millions of code lines. The same is true with steering wheels (and now steering yokes).
New technologies, electronics and software are the catalyst for innovation everywhere in the car interior, even where eyes seldom see. Quick and easy following of these rapid and accelerating evolutions of innovation is just one of the many sturdy reasons to become a member of the DVN-I community; come join us!