- Future electric vehicle interior will have a huge OLED screen and a system for maintaining cleanliness and order in the car.
- It is expected to be available in 2021.
- The new Ioniq cabin is an experiment in repurposing the additional interior space obtained by introducing an electric transmission.
The Korean automaker has unveiled what the interior of the futuristic Ioniq electric cars will look like. Hyundai in partnership with LG has developed the interior design of the future. LG Electronics Inc. is a South Korean multinational electronics company headquartered in Yeouido-dong, Seoul, South Korea.
The Hyundai Motor Company, commonly known as Hyundai Motors, is a South Korean multinational automotive manufacturer headquartered in Seoul.
The Ioniq has finally been presented to the general public. The future electric vehicle interior will have a huge OLED screen and a system for maintaining cleanliness and order in the car. Hyundai Ioniq is the first mass hybrid for the Korean conglomerate.
In the future, the company intends to make it a sub-brand, as happened with Genesis, and produce electric cars under it. The Genesis sedan has been discontinued at the end of the 2016 model year, but continued as the renamed Genesis G80 as part of Hyundai’s new luxury-car division.
The new Ioniq cabin is an experiment in repurposing the additional interior space obtained by introducing an electric transmission. It is assumed that future cars with this interior will use a reliable next-generation battery, which will allow you to power additional equipment and provide various functions of the car.
The main highlight of the new design is LG’s 77 inch OLED screen built into the ceiling, which can display independent content for two passengers in the back. It is not yet clear why the screen is built into the ceiling, but apparently it can change its position to provide comfort to passengers and take the load off their neck muscles. Speakers on the headrest immerse each passenger in an individual sound field.
In addition to the functions of an individual cinema, the new interior can also help passengers carry out their daily tasks. For example, the car has a “care for clothes” function that allows you to steam and smooth crumpled clothes right on the road.
The other function — the “Shoe Butler” — appears to be a Shoe storage compartment, possibly with some sort of automatic cleaning or deodorizing function. The new design is almost portable residence. It will also allow to save time for the business minded individuals always on the go.
Furthermore, taking care of passengers, the concept salon also takes care of itself. A built-in robot will clean the floors, and UV led lamps will disinfect the entire interior. You can see the new interior on the following models of the brand, for example, Ioniq 5 a mid-size electric crossover, which will be released in early 2021.
The new technology clearly will be attractive to the business class consumer. However, the challenge is that Hyundai is not associated with the luxury market brand. In general, there are established brands that are specifically geared to the high end clientele. Hence, Huyndai would have an uphill battle to secure a segment of such market. This decade will bring lots of innovation to the auto travel, including the flying vehicles.