Driving, working and relaxing – three activities that are set to merge together in the digital, connected and sustainable vehicles of the future. With this in mind, Continental has developed close to the perfect vehicle interior. Visitors to the IAA Mobility event in Munich can experience the future of vehicle interiors inside the AMBIENC3, a concept vehicle in which everything is designed and imagined within a shared blueprint: stylish, light and robust surfaces for the floor, walls and ceilings, the seats, lounge and tables; natural, subtle and bright colors; warm, clearly defined lighting effects and unobtrusive sounds.
The AMBIENC3 houses driving, working and relaxing within a “third space”. The vehicle is brimming with new surface solutions made from innovative and sustainable materials. Speaking of sustainability, in keeping with the trend for upcycling, the AMBIENC3 is based on a VW T2 microvan. Already a vehicle of rich emotional charm, the T2 now also provides a meeting point for retro appeal and future direction. “With the AMBIENC3 we are connecting a globally renowned icon of the automotive world with new, intriguing surfaces and future-focused technologies, whose attributes assist driving, working and relaxing as effectively as possible and distinguish them through color, design and material,” says Ralf Imbery, Global Director Innovation, Transformation & Design at Continental’s surface experts. “With the AMBIENC3 we are demonstrating our expertise in terms of sustainability, design, functionality, ‘third space’ development and customer centricity. It sees us bringing together key drivers for the future of the mobile interior.”