This report presents highlights of 2020’s automotive interior innovations so far, as shown at the main events of the first quarter of the year—most recent of which, the virtual Geneva Motor Show. That first quarter started out active with the usual events, like CES in early January, and then the pandemic happened, wrenching industry focus to coping with the drastic market volume drop and providing industrial support to make needed medical materiel.
What new ideas, features, field of development, have emerged through this interesting and unique period? We’ve identified six main directions, aggregating out of a wide array of new interior aspects in both production cars and concept previews of what transport might look like in the near (or far) future. This top-level trend list includes:
EV and Interior Consequences
•Architecture, New Design, Connectivity
•Functional surfaces, screen size, voice activation
Driver Assistance Systems («Interior ADAS»)
•Driver Monitoring, alert, and feedback
•Alert, decoration, branding
•Lightweight, eco-friendly, new touch and feel
Car Interior as protector and shield
•Interior air quality (IAQ), hygiene, acoustics
We have organized this report as a car-by-car review—kind of a virtual auto show, with marques pre- sented in alphabetical order. After that, we elaborate on each identified main trend to help maximize the benefit of your visit to the virtual show.
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