New connected car HMI goes into ORB-it with holograms

higheslex Lexus will show its latest Lexus UX Concept at the 2016 Paris Motor Show with some new Lexus technology twists including 3-D hologram experiences and an orb instrument cluster.

The HMI user interface design gives drivers and passengers an immersive experience. All on-board HMI technology has been designed to offer work and leisure users a three-dimensional driver experience.

The driver’s instrument cluster houses a transparent globe that floats like a hologram. Its shows combination of analog and digital information in an unexpected way. The center console has faceted crystal structure with another hologram-style display of air conditioning and infotainment system is clearly visible to both driver and front passenger.

The latest advanced in-vehicle electrical technologies are also on display in the new UX Concept. It features electro-chromatic windows, and the side-view mirrors are replaced by e-mirror camera housings far slimmer than conventional mirror housing. All switchgear is electrostatic and housed under transparent covers.

Finally, the fin motif used on the A pillar is repeated on the dashboard to provide a new audio experience for the next-generation Lexus customer: a removable sound bar built into the passenger side of the dashboard.