The Lexus UX Concept will debut at the Paris Motor Show, displaying the automaker’s vision for a future compact SUV. Lexus have released an image just ahead of the debut showing off an on-board human machine interface (HMI) technology that has been designed to offer a three-dimensional experience.
Replacing the traditional instrument cluster, is a transparent globe that floats like a hologram. Inside the hologram, there is a combination of analog and digital information in this unusual user interface. The center console features a faceted crystal structure that also has a hologram-style display, which is clearly visible to both driver and passenger, for the air conditioning and infotainment system .
Other advanced technological features of the UX Concept include electro-chromatic windows, and side-view mirrors that have been replaced with e-mirror camera housings that are far slimmer than conventional mirror housings. All of the switchgear is electrostatic and housed under transparent covers.
“Our brief was to create a new genre of compact crossover; a vehicle that could create something unique from a customer’s point of view — an innovative, three-dimensional, fully immersive user experience,” said Stephan Rasmussen, designer at European Design Centre, ED2.
The 2016 Paris Motor Show is open to the public from 1 – 16 October 2016.