The StreetSmart Door, in cooperation with FICOSA, a Panasonic subsidiary, is being introduced in the Panasonic booth at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas 8-11 January. The StreetSmart Door, a collaborative effort between International Automotive Components Group and AGC Automotive Europe, combines innovative technologies and advanced materials to increase occupant safety and driver awareness.
The concept features seamlessly integrated, shaped, glass surfaces in the door panel, a display for a digital side camera monitoring system and comfort and lighting controls. The system can support the full range of driving modes from personal to autonomous to ride-sharing, both for current and future multimedia applications. The crafted design includes an industry-first glass speaker, premium materials and dynamic ambient lighting for personalizing the cockpit environment.
The ultra-thin and highly shock-resistant glass features a coating that enhances both the cleanability and tactile feel of the touch screen. The elegantly curved lines and back-painted glass give it a unique and customizable finish. The transparent audio glass speaker contributes to reduced production complexity and a weight saving of about 50% compared with a conventional automotive speaker system. Additionally, the audio glass speaker treats passengers to a unique acoustic experience, diffusing the sound for an immersive surround-sound experience throughout the cockpit.
The camera monitoring system features aerodynamic folding wings with high-dynamic range cameras, that replace the traditional external side mirrors and a tactile, optimally positioned 7-inch OLED displays inside the vehicle. The digital rear-view mirror offers users multiple safety advantages such as a broader field of vision, elimination of blind spots, anti-glare screens and night-time vision, among others.
The multi-level, reconfigurable armrest display features tactile surfaces and haptic feedback for an intuitive, eyes-on-the-road user interface.
For more information: www.streetsmartdoor.com