For their Lexus LF-Z concept, Toyota’s designers held in mind the rubric of tazuna, which is a Japanese-style set of reins tied to a horse’s bit to provide for rider control. A sort of “HHI” (human-horse interface), if you will. The concept car’s interior design is thusly inspired. Rein-like concepts are perhaps hard to render in an automobile—we traffic in HMI now—but these reins are digital, safe, and driver-friendly. You’ll find details in today’s Newsletter. And this week’s Unplugged Mobility chapter starts from the same horse analogy, with the firewall protecting the passenger cabin and making way for a harness to control the vehicle.
We continue profiling companies to give the community an opportunity to get to know them and their technologies, techniques, and expertise. This week we turn the DVN-I spotlight on Inova, specialists in semiconductors for serial data communication and smart LEDs; the basis of the ISELED Alliance.
Enjoy your reading. By all means please share your thoughts with us on how we’re doing and what you’d like to see us do differently. Remember, the Shanghai DVN Workshop takes place on 19-20 April, with full online access and specific sessions on cockpit and interior lighting. To register, either for the whole event or if you have interest only in the interior-light sessions, please contact me or Salomon Berner.
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