Considering the current sanitary situation, and as the automotive industry is extending work from home and limiting professional travels, we’ve decided to switch our first DVN Interior workshop to a livestream event, composed of a virtual full day Conference and a virtual exhibition hall, to make sure it was accessible to a maximum of community members.
New Technologies for Car Interior and Mobility was the rubric for the event. New use cases for increasingly automated and connected vehicles, flexible interior and system perspective, seating, interior lighting, formerly passive surfaces becoming functional, HMI, design and decoration were among the topics which will be presented.
24 lectures, structured in five sessions, were given by Audi, BMW, Honda, PSA, Renault, DS, Faurecia, Valeo, Adient, Yanfeng, ZF, Brose, Marelli, Recticel, Preh, NBHX, Sensata, Texas Instruments, ANSYS, FLT, ISELED, and EPIC. Powered by ExpoWizard, the event included a virtual expo remaining open 7 days after the event, as well as video recordings. There was a pre-organized tour, and B2B chat/business meeting option.
The Conference was structured around 5 sessions in sequence:
Session #1: – INTERIOR AS A SYSTEM
Car interiors will look like cockpits of the future meant to cocoon driver and passengers, create flexibility and allow all positions, purify cabin air, become energy efficient, with the systems necessary to keep the safest level of protection.
Session #2: – ANY SURFACE BECOMES FUNCTIONAL
Thermal surfaces, acoustic insulation surfaces, intelligent multifunctional intuitive controls, any surface will integrate a function.
Session #3: – INTERIOR LIGHTING
A new level of driver and passengers experience opens with ambient lighting, light as an interior design tool, and the combination of new light sources associated with new materials
Session #4: – SEATINGS
Due to new usage scenario (CASE) and new technology, car seats are entering into a new area, integrating new adjust-ments (swiveling, rotating, relax,), taking care of the driver (driver monitoring system, sensors), new comfort features (massage, heat/cool,), new materials (lightweight, eco-frien-dly, design), all at an affordable cost level, and within a new adapted safety concept.
Session #5: – INTERIOR DESIGN /SIMULATION SW/ELECTRONICS
What are the key technology enablers which will make all this possible, simulation tools, electronics as a system, how will occupants interact with the machine (Screen, Voice/Audio, Light,.)?