Faurecia has been working to design the “Cockpit of the Future,” and I have to say that it looks appealing. Here are a few visualizations from that link with notes in the captions:
There’s a whole section on predictive comfort and wellness that deserves extra quotation:
“The cockpit of the future’s smart seat will be able to analyze physiological data and then apply countermeasures to mitigate motion sickness, stress, discomfort, drowsiness, and readiness to operate controls. Data gathered on the driver’s condition is translated into a variety of personalized actions that include adjusting the seat position, a five-program massage capability, seat ventilation, changes in ambient lighting or the audio environment. Over time, the cockpit will learn the occupant’s preferences to provide a more comfortable and enjoyable on board experience. This starts with first identifying the occupants and, based on their profile, establishing a baseline recommendation for thermal, postural and audio comfort.
“Over time, as individuals adjust their settings, seats will register these changes and leverage artificial intelligence to learn and predict when the occupant will need certain adjustments to maintain the most positive overall experience.”
What do you think? Cockpit of the future? Nightmare? Unrealistic? Pretty cool but have some tweaks to suggest?
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