Autonomous vehicle interiors inspired by public transit and home living

Autonomous vehicle interiors must take into account basic human needs for the ideal in-vehicle experience, writes Freddie Holmes

Assuming that driverless shuttles are eventually commercialised, developers must ensure that the user experience meets basic expectations. It must be well upholstered, easy to use and provide comfortable ingress and egress. It must also feel safe, and clearly communicate with its passengers when necessary. There are a number of core considerations to look at, but some may not be immediately obvious.

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Current trends

At Yanfeng Automotive Interiors, part of the approach is to observe current trends in taxis, ride-hailing and other forms of transportation. Taking note of what consumers want today provides…