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" The vehicle's interior architecture reflects Visteon's vision of the future by creating a clutter- free and easy-to- use environment" interaction. This ultra-thin, complex curve-shaped touch panel uses electronic switches to enable a clean look in situations when the centre panel buttons do not need to be visible. When a user's hand nears the panel, the vehicle senses it and the buttons automatically illuminate to show a user- friendly HMI. When a user touches one of the buttons to select a function, the switch is actuated providing haptic feedback - a tactile vibration like a pulse - to lend a more natural button feel and let the user know his or her command is being processed. This concept vehicle signals a fundamental shift in vehicle interiors both in terms of creating a slick, clean centre stack but also by enhancing the feeling of craftsmanship and quality. According to Visteon's perceived quality research, consumers felt that the secret- until- lit centre stack conveyed a feeling of higher quality of the vehicle, which in turns helps generate an emotional attachment between the consumer and the vehicle. In the area of connectivity, the X- WAVE features an array of technologies that offer digital diversity, compatibility and easy access to wireless connectivity and remote battery charging. These technologies are achieved through the creation of clever compartments on the instrument panel and armrest that accommodate personal devices used regularly in the vehicle. The armrest swivels between front and rear seats thus offering easy access to devices for front and rear passengers. As Bertrand Stelandre, senior manager for design and innovation at Visteon in Europe says: " We are implementing the maximum amount of technology in the X- WAVE but without the usability complications; we want to make it easy and intuitive as well as offer the OEM designers freedom and real estate without overloading the cockpit." From a climatic perspective, the X- WAVE vehicle offers two key innovations in heating, ventilation and air conditioning ( HVAC) systems using the application-ready R744 refrigerant, that offers reduced tailpipe emissions and

fuel consumption. From a design standpoint, Visteon's straight airflow path ( SAP) HVAC system and the flat auxiliary HVAC free up valuable interior space. This additional space allows the design team to shift the instrument panel forward, thereby improving interior accommodation and creating enough room for a dual storage glovebox. The future of X- WAVE Visteon aims to use the X- WAVE property and future technology demonstration vehicles as a means of generating and exchanging dialogue with its OEM customers and moving from co- engineering to co- creation through its front end design driven innovation approach. The effort of the X- WAVE is the result of diligent cooperation of individuals from many backgrounds, namely design, product development, trends analysis and engineering, and HMI. Simon Harris, chief designer, of the X- WAVE, says: " We wanted to create something that shows the integration of our technology in an interior, but also wanted to show that it has a relaxed, informal feeling of craftsmanship and quality." The X- WAVE concept is the best medium of expression of the automotive design language to OEM customers who can easily experience the impact of innovation and the ease of use in a non-traditional cockpit environment. It is the most recent concept of the development effort in the Visteon innovation process, but by no means the last. Visteon is looking at solutions to address its diverse customer base whilst taking into account future mobility trends and environmental attitudes in both the low cost segment in emerging markets, as well as the growing C- MPV segment. more information? click here! movie loading >