activeSkin concept brings surface sensitivity to vehicle interiors
Yanfeng Automotive Interiors’ (YFAI) activeSkin concept was created to display data on soft surfaces, the company announced at IAA 2017.
"The future generation of surface is more intelligent than ever. We can simply move our hands over a fabric-covered surface in the car and an interactive surface or dynamic ambient decorative lighting appears. The surfaces interact with us," said Han Hendriks, Chief Technology Officer for YFAI.
The company expects the product to help open up levels of design freedom for interiors where surfaces are not only decorative and have a pleasant feel, but are also fully interactive.
"We offer functionality on demand, which is only visible when it is needed. With this, we have the possibility of personalization functions into interior surfaces," said Hendriks. The activeSkin technology enables a freedom on interaction design. The quality and elegance with which the imaging and data transfer is implemented is convincing." With activeSkin, we can achieve a 3D effect with a surprising sense of depth," explained Hendriks.