We’re living in a period perhaps more dramatic than any since World War II. The spread of the coronavirus has, is, and will be shutting down almost everything in this and almost every other industry, everywhere on the planet. We are all inundated with information—and laws, in some places—as vital measures to slow the spread of the virus and eventually defeat it.
Projecting forward in time to when the crisis is over, what would be the lessons we’d learned that would influence our daily life, and that we could apply in our car interiors? Most likely, we’ll be paying more attention to IAQ (interior air quality), air circulation, water droplets, cleanliness of surfaces (and hands!) and hygiene in general, social distancing, and probably more will pop up as we progress. It has started already; several companies are marketing technology for automotive IAQ. We look at them this week, and naturally we’ll be keeping an eye and reporting on developments along that line.
Continuity of equipment and behavior from home to office via transportation is what drives a lot of today’s development requirements. Automotive Interiors are following the same logic; use cases, mostly influenced by home and office technology, are driving the next steps of automation, connectivity, and convenience within the vehicle.
This edition of DVN-I also includes a second wave of news and design perspective on the exhibits in the virtual Geneva auto show.
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