Mitsubishi Electric unveils “EMIRAI S” concept cabin

Latest sensing and HMI technologies will contribute to coming MaaS society

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) today unveiled its EMIRAI S concept car equipped with cutting-edge technologies, such as an innovative human-machine interface and biological-sensing technologies, which are expected to contribute to safe and secure transportation as well as enhanced passenger communication in the upcoming mobility-as-a-service (MaaS) society. The EMIRAI S will be exhibited during 46th Tokyo Motor Show 2019 at the Tokyo Big Sight exhibition complex from October 24 to November 4.


1) Biometrics technology realizing safe and secure transportation

  • DMS1 featuring contactless heart-rate sensing technology incorporating near-infrared camera. Face-tracking technology2 continuously tracks driver’s face movements. Body surface temperature is measured with a sensor.
  • Analysis of heart rate and body temperature enables system to diagnose driver conditions such as fatigue, drowsiness, sudden sickness, etc.
    1Driver Monitoring System
    2Face-tracking technology determines eyes, nose and mouth positions using camera images

2) Innovative human-machine interface facilitates communication both inside and outside vehicle

  • Speech-separation technology distinguishes voice commands from other verbal conversation in the vehicle, recognizing who utters voice commands and when based on camera images and audio signals3.
  • Wide crossed-image display combines floating 3D images and holographic visual effects while a ring-shaped knob on a display simplifies operations using various via GUIs. Both help realize intuitive operations for enhanced user experiences.
    3Smart, natural HMI technology for smart mobility (January 22, 2019)

SOURCE: Mitsubishi Electric