Toyota Gives Their Take On Interiors For Autonomous Vehicles

CES is less than two weeks away and Toyota Boshoku will use the event to introduce two interior concepts for autonomous vehicles.

The first is called ACES (Active Comfort Engaging Space) and it’s designed to be used in a vehicle with Level 4 autonomous driving technology. Since it isn’t designed for use in a fully autonomous vehicle, the cabin still features a steering wheel.

That’s where the mainstream ends as the concept appears to have an instrument cluster which is projected onto the dashboard. We can also see a fairly traditional infotainment system, video camera side mirrors and two ‘floating’ controls for the front seats.

Toyota didn’t say much about the controls, but the concept features a “physique and posture detection system” which uses a camera and a seat sensor to detect a person’s eye position, size and posture. The seat and seatbelt will then automatically adjust themselves to make the occupant more comfortable.

Speaking of comfort, the concept has an enfold personal air conditioning system which monitors the temperature around each individual. If front passenger is cold, the interior will only warm up the area around them.

Like a number of newer concepts, the ACES features an emotion sensing system which can determine your current mood. In essence, the concept could adjust the ambient lighting system and release a fragrance to help calm you down when you’re feeling stressed.

Since drivers will still have to take control of the vehicle on occasion, the concept has been equipped with an active driver engagement system. If sensors detect the driver is becoming drowsy, it will use music and vibrations to help keep them awake.

Besides the ACES concept, Toyota Boshoku will display the Moox which is a combination of the words mobile and box. This interior concept is designed for fully autonomous vehicles which typically resemble boxes on wheels.

Toyota didn’t say much about the concept, but stated it has been “designed to support different types of services from business to entertainment with a fully flexible seat arrangement and an array of necessary functions.” That’s a little vague, but screens play a prominent role in the interior as the images suggest passengers could join conferences and video chats while on the way to work.

 

more photos...
2019 Daytona 500 Featured Your Usual NASCAR 21-Car Pileup

Miraculously, no one was injured, but the stewards had to red flag the race for 25 minutes.

Aston Martin’s ‘Son Of Valkyrie’ Hypercar Will Do The Norse Gods Proud

The Aston Martin 003 hypercar is coming with a turbo V6 hybrid powertrain.

McLaren 600LT Spider Seems Awesome On Track, Can’t Wait For Full Reviews

Watch McLaren’s chief test driver, Kevin Brack, push the 600LT Spider to its limits.

Mercedes Sends Off SLC With New Final Edition. Is It The End Of An Era?

After a successful career, Mercedes is phasing out the SLC / SLK..

New Mercedes-Benz SL Grand Edition Favors Comfort Over Performance

The Mercedes-Benz SL Grand Edition models won’t be sold in the U.S..

Ford’s South American Shake Up Includes Plant Closure, End Of Commercial Truck Business

The closure of Ford’s São Bernardo plant will mean more than 2,700 people will lose their jobs.

Devel Sixteen Extreme Hypercar With Up To 5,007HP, Has A 2-Year Waiting List

In top guise, the Devel Sixteen has a whopping 5,007 hp and 3,757 lb-ft of torque.

Roses Are Red, Violets Are Blue, Ferrari Replicas Suck But None More Than You

This Ferrari LaFerrari replica isn’t fooling anyone.

2020 Ford Escape To Have Three Engines, Including A Three-Cylinder

The 2020 Lincoln Corsair also gets three powertrains, including a plug-in hybrid variant.

Your Audi Will Now Tell You How Fast To Go To Avoid Red Lights

By using vehicle-to-infrastructure technology, Audi aims to improve commutes.