See the newest innovations coming to the cabin of your car
Cooley On Cars
Technology innovations breaking out in every part of cars these days.
But sometimes that makes my favourite is the tech that happens in the cabin.
From a Ferrari 458 to a 100 Veloster you will see all sort of things that happen in the interior and all sort of price points That's the part I like.
Plus, we spent a ton of time with our hands on cabin tech, so let's take a look at the latest cabin technology innovations that are coming out now or in the immediate future, on your next new car or late model used one.
The invisor rise lead actuator from Stratech can turn a pickup tailgate into a power tailgate without any visible motors or arms to get in the way of the payload.
Dido for how it can clean up and streamline in the apparatus that operates a minivan liftgate.
Working a door latch is so 20th Century.
No more levers or mechanical linkages with a smart door latch from Kiekert, which can be controlled by a smartphone, or just a press on a touchpad on the door.
It signals a servo to open the door electromechanically.
But it does fall back to mechanical mode after a major impact, so operation in an accident isn't impended.
[SOUND] The most of our door still have the old fashion door check as well that little mechanism in the hinge that makes the door pause at certain swing point.
The eye protect automated door swing point technology uses sensor to park the door at any angle just shy off what it might hit Regardless of distance, if squeaky dashboards and consoles annoy you as much as they do me, you'll be delighted to know about something called hushlloy, anti-squeak plastic.
It's a kind of plastic that doesn't squeak when it's rubbing against plastic; being used already by Ford and FCA.
Also attacking interior noise is a new acoustic material from Aria.
It's a light, fiber-based molding material, for making those big interior parts like dashboards.
So they kill noise better, and weigh less.
Someone noticed that our increasingly screen-based cars can be unreadable if you wear polarized sunglasses.
Continental's latest head-up display system projects an image that you can read through your Warby-Parkers.
or foster grants.
As long as there are human drivers there will be drivers who forget to put their car in park.
GHSP's automatic return to park technology, puts the shifter back in park mode if you forget, by monitoring things like the seatbelt state, door position And key on or off position.
And next time you find an antique french fry while cleaning your car, think of Yanfeng Automotive Interior's catch bin.
It's a simple idea, skinny little bins that sit down on those gaps between your seats and the console, where stuff usually falls.
It mounts via magnets to make it easy to retrieve and get stuff out of and even goes in the dishwasher in case what you dropped was gross.
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