Connected vehicles: Faurecia –  Cockpits move ahead

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Connected vehicles: Faurecia – Cockpits move ahead

Connected vehicles, autonomous driving, ride sharing, and electrification are radically changing the driving experience. At this year’s CES, French automotive supplier Faurecia showcased how the onboard intelligence and integrated design of the cockpit of the future will provide a more versatile, connected, and predictive environment. The Cockpit Intelligence Platform (CIP), which was developed in partnership with Accenture, is an electronics system that manages all the interior functions of the cockpit for intuitive interaction between occupants and the Connected vehicles. With the help of artificial intelligence, the CIP learns from information collected from cameras and sensors to predict and personalize the onboard experience.

It can recognize the driver and adjust seating and lighting preferences and create individual sound bubbles, simplifying interactions via voice, gesture, or touch. The CIP is built on an open source Android platform to support the development and integration of new apps and services. The morphing instrument panel is an extended full HD automotive-grade display developed in partnership with Japan Display Inc. When switched from driving to autonomous mode, the instrument panel surface smoothly adapts its shape and the display moves out from the instrument panel, creating a large central display surface that may also be used as an entertainment screen. Touch-sensitive controls are integrated into different surfaces of the vehicle to make it easier and more ergonomic to manage interior functions when in different traveling positions. An active safety management system was developed together with safety partner ZF. It links seat structures, safety components, and electronics. Via occupant monitoring and situational analysis the optimal safe seating position can be implemented in any situation, including an automatic emergency action returning seats to the safest position in the event of a crash situation.

Author: Rainer Claaßen
Image Credit: Faurecia


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