Drew covers infotainment, communication, connectivity and other vehicle technology focused on the user experience.
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BMW and Meta Announce Breakthrough for In-Vehicle Virtual and Mixed Reality Experiences
The companies envision a number of potential use cases for extended-reality (XR) devices in vehicles in addition to gaming. Other uses include assisting the driver in locating their car in a crowded parking lot to alerting them to hazards on the road and revealing important information about the vehicle’s condition.
Mitsubishi Electric Introduces Next-Gen Cabin System
Project Jabiru has many interesting features, but three stand out: the ability to detect invisible black ice on the road ahead, a subtle but effective anti-distraction mode that doesn’t scold and a new way of alerting drivers that isn’t annoying.
Continental Develops Super-Secure Multi-Functional DMS Camera
Continental says that for the first time, its driver-monitoring camera provides three key functions in one package: reliable driver authentication and the option of making secure digital payment transactions via the vehicle display, for example in parking garages, at toll stations or in app stores – in addition to standard driver-attention monitoring.
Forvia Creates the Best Car Seat Ever
Forvia’s Jacuzzi car seat simulation is a home run for consumer appeal and the modular design offers major advantages for OEMs and dealers. Modular design also is claimed to offer up to 55% lower CO2 emissions and up to 40% more recycled content than a seat in production today.
Five Things I Learned About the Cockpit of the Future From CES
Stuck with a design vocabulary that is dated and distracting, new technologies are being unleashed to create new features and capabilities.
Vehicle as ‘Third Space’ Major Trend for 2023
Concept vehicles being rolled out at CES are going to reflect a new reality from what we expected before COVID changed the world.