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2018 A Catalyst for Innovation
SMART CITIES

software identify the driver, whose
personal settings - seat, mirror, audio
playlists and the like - are then preloaded. And a "central cockpit computer" introduced by Bosch at CES
consolidates vehicle control of all displays, infotainment and the voice
assistant in a single central processor,
replacing as many as 15 separate electronic control units (ECUs) used by
automakers today. For occupants,
Bosch says the new computer will lead
to greater choices in how infotainment and other features can be used
from any seat in the vehicle.
Qualcomm demonstrated a concept
interior that included a dashboard
composed entirely of displays, with
driver information running securely
separated from passenger infotainment options. But, "as we think about
UI (user interface), voice control is
hugely important," says Derek Brown,
director of product management at
Qualcomm Inc., in San Diego, CA.
So the concept has four distinct acoustic zones for each of three passengers
and the driver, whose voice commands will still rise above the din and
be heard by the vehicle, Brown says.
And machine learning plays a role in
the future HMI, too. Thus, Brown
suggests, the car could anticipate how
far it may travel on any given day, and
therefore be able to tell the driver
whether refueling is necessary immediately or can be done at a later date.
Meanwhile, automotive interior
supplier Faurecia unveiled its own
"cockpit of the future" based on the
concept of "smart life on board," with
innovations such as seats specially
designed for self-driving cars; they

CAR TECH

EUREKA PARK

BYTON
Concept Car

An electric,
self-driving SUV,
features a "coastto-coast" screen display
spanning the
entire dashboard.

have the seatbelt retractors and airbags built in, can be reclined and swiveled to face the rear, and will
automatically return to the safest position when the vehicle anticipates
a crash. A "health and wellness occupant monitoring" system named
Active Wellness 2.0 employs seatbased sensors and dashboard cameras
to detect occupants' comfort and stress
level and respond appropriately - for
example, stimulating the driver to be
more alert when necessary. Voiceactivated controls based on Amazon
Alexa are used for navigation, infotainment and seat massage settings.
Valeo showed off an assortment
of technologies aimed at boosting
occupants' well-being. One was

Faurecia

Automotive interior supplier
EXHIBIT:
Faurecia "cockpit of
the future" on display

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Oxy'zen, a system that detects air pollution inside and outside the car,
informs the occupants, and actively
cleans the cabin air to guarantee it's
healthy. But the company's intent is to
go further, crowdsourcing data from
Oxy'zen-equipped vehicles and integrating it with other cloud-based data
to formulate more benefits, like triggering the navigation system to route
the car around a polluted area. To that
end, Valeo is already working with
data from another CES exhibitor,
BreezoMeter, which separately has
teamed up with automotive supplier
Hella on a similar pollution mitigating
system for car interiors, and with
Faurecia on a similar vehicle crowdsourcing system for smart cities.

MORE INNOVATION

Another Valeo invention, Smart
Cocoon, detects the number of people
in the vehicle along with their genders,
ages, heart and respiratory rates, and
how they're dressed, then automatically adjusts the cabin temperature in

Nissan
A "HEALTH AND WELLNESS OCCUPANT
MONITORING" SYSTEM NAMED ACTIVE
WELLNESS 2.0 EMPLOYS SEAT-BASED SENSORS
AND DASHBOARD CAMERAS TO DETECT
OCCUPANTS' COMFORT AND STRESS LEVEL.

Imagine a car that predicts
what you are thinking
EXHIBIT:
Nissan highlighted "Brain-toVehicle" or B2V technology

I T I S I N N O VAT I O N

Byton: Steve Marcus/Reuters, NEXO: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images.

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