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Superior Interiors

  • Magazine Article
  • 20AVEP01_03
Published January 01, 2020 by SAE International in United States
  • English

New-mobility thinking is changing how vehicle interiors will work for everyone.

Future-vehicle interior renderings have always stoked our imaginations for what may be possible in the cabin environment. Automated vehicle (AV) developments, including high-function driver assistance features and mobility as a service (MaaS), are bringing new dimensions to those possibilities.

Ironically, while near-term prospects for privately-owned autonomous (SAE Level 4) AVs have hit the hype curve's downward slope, research and development into how passengers will interact with new-mobility technology promises interior designs and features that will likely be on the market long before most consumers experience self-driving cars.