At CES 2018 Panasonic introduces concepts for driver assistance systems
At the largest technology exhibition CES 2018, which is now taking place in Las Vegas, the Japanese company Panasonic has presented three conceptual ideas on how the car could look like in the foreseeable future.
The concepts reflect the main trend in the evolution of motor vehicles – the growing role of ADAS systems (assistance to drivers) and infotainment. The latter performs not only an entertaining function, but has become an intelligent assistant, which ensures the safety and comfort of road users.
A design concept (ADAS Level 2 system) partially transfers control functions to the autopilot, such as cruise control or hold in the lane.
Each passenger is provided with a separate screen for managing content and settings. The operation of the four displays is monitored by a graphic HMI processor. Users do not need to touch the screens – the movement of their fingers and palms will be “seen” by the gesture recognition system.
Interior trim is made of special new generation polymer materials, using Panasonic technology. They realistically imitate the texture of expensive wood, metal or leather. Back lighting of the interior can change colors depending on the situation, for example, informing the driver of the danger.
A smart-concept for visuals – ADAS system of the 3rd level with situational autopilot. The abundance of screens will allow passengers to enjoy panoramic views. The driver, turning on the autopilot, can distract himself and look at the surrounding landscape in 360 ° mode.
Immediately after starting the engine, the monitoring system checks the vehicle’s condition and the driver’s well-being, and the results are displayed on the HUD display.
Images from the rear and side cameras are displayed on the panoramic screen under the windshield. The system of control over the sight can fix objects on which the driver delays his attention, outside the car, and automatically upload information about them or other noteworthy points along the route.
The data is displayed on the HUD display. If the driver decides to make a stop, it is enough for him to tap anywhere on the map of the navigation system, and the latter will rebuild the route itself.
An unmanned vehicle, as a functional space with a 5th level ADAS system and full autopilot, is the most advanced concept that can do without a driver.
There is no steering wheel, traditional rear and front rows. Passengers facing each other, and the interior space itself can turn into a living room, a study, a place for games or a zone of relaxation.
The “Living Room” mode will provide protection from the sun, smart air conditioning, natural home lighting, as well as a smart assistant function based on artificial intelligence and cloud services.
The “Office” mode is for business people, with a swiveling and changing chair, an L-shaped display and a data storage device, a videoconferencing system.
The “Relax” mode includes a multi-channel sound system (22 speakers are mounted all over the interior), images on two 55-inch side displays and a 77-inch ceiling screen, lighting, air conditioning, cleaning and air scent.
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Source: Panasonic Corporation