Brose will be presenting a close-to-production concept vehicle, with a highly flexible interior, at the IAA in Frankfurt am Main.
Brose will be presenting a close-to-production concept vehicle, with a highly flexible interior, at the IAA in Frankfurt am Main.
( Source: Brose)

Automotive Design

Brose presents a flexible interior design concept for automated driving

| Author/ Editor: Jens Scheiner / Jochen Schwab

The trend toward automated driving is opening up new possible usage scenarios in our cars. Automotive supplier Brose shares its vision of future car interiors with a close-to-production concept vehicle that adapts easily to passenger requirements.

Automotive supplier Brose will be presenting a close-to-production interior design concept at the International Motor Show Germany, held in Frankfurt am Main from September 12 to 22. The driver is welcomed by projections on the ground, while a simple gesture opens the car door. At the same time, the seat contour adapts to ensure the driver can enter the vehicle comfortably. With a press of a button, the passenger can choose how they want to spend their journey, and the car interior adapts accordingly: electronically controlled seats, screens, and trays move into coordinated positions.

For instance, in work mode, the seat becomes an office chair, while shelves and a desk, the latter equipped with an integrated charging station, extend from the cockpit. In lounge mode, the seat moves into a reclined position, with leg supports and adjustable arm rests adapting to the driver’s body. A relaxing massage begins, accompanied by synchronized music, and the airflow from the air conditioning system adjusts automatically to the new seat position.

The joint venture, which was founded this year by Brose and Aunde, will be presenting its a complete car seat unit for the first time, featuring ergonomically designed seating adjustments, a lightweight design, and seat covers made from recycled plastics and renewable materials.

This article was first published in German by Automobil Industrie.