Fuel cell concept SUV sports door-to-door curved OLED instrument panel

April 18, 2017 // By Julien Happich
Luxury vehicle maker Genesis unveiled a high-tech SUV concept at the New York International Auto Show, with an advanced plug-in hydrogen fuel cell powertrain and a bridge instrument panel that stretches from door to door.

In its interior cabin, the GV80 Concept SUV boasts a wide 22-inch curved OLED display set in the instrument panel, cascading into the driver’s cluster to combine the precision of a classic speedometer with the immersive flow of information from a digital display.

Stretching door-to-door, the Human Machine Interface presents two distinct zones, providing separate driver and passenger experiences. An ash wood lower centre console integrates the high-tech controller and polished linear metal inlays with capacitive touch capabilities. The top of the interactive multi-function controller features a concave gorilla glass touchpad and knurled metal wheel with handwriting recognition as another method for interacting with the informational panel. Through touch control, each metal string allows direct access to the most commonly used functions including Navigation, Entertainment, Communication, and Environment (or customized driver settings). By tapping these metal strings, passengers gain separate control of a mini-view on the right side of the wide display without disturbing the driver. The custom inlayed console runs through the centre spine of the SUV emphasizing the length of the vehicle while creating four separated zones. Each passenger is invited to a tailored seat with access to the capacitive touch inlays and an individual entertainment system allowing for control of a customized user experience.

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