Motion sickness is a common and complex syndrome. Some individuals are much more susceptible and develop symptoms with minimal provocation, while others are seemingly immune and suffer not at all despite extreme provocation. New mobility scenarios are increasing the likelihood of motion sickness, as AV occupants are much more likely to be focusing attention on reading inside the car rather than looking outside, so there’s a great deal of research under way into effective countermeasures. This week’s in-depth looks at a variety of academic and industry-based development efforts.
In our Car Interior Unplugged story, we build the link between cruising and seating comfortably, which is addressing something difficult to conceive and describe: the luxury of inhabiting motion: the living experience of the voyage, reinforced through new autonomous use cases, confirms that car interiors acquired a key standing.
The Design Lounge this week scrutinizes two important new EV interiors, and it is clear to us Hyundai’s Ioniq 5 blazes a good trail for the entire industry.
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