by Silk Road Collection
With the trend of increased adoption of consumer electronics in the automotive industry, the design of the center console is undergoing a major shift. This article covers some of the emerging trends which are finding increasing adoption in the center console. These technologies not only provide a seamless human machine interface for when the passenger uses a cell phone or the car navigation unit, but also enable automobile manufacturers to save money, improve reliability, and create a shift in the aesthetics of the car.
With greater emphasis being placed on the user experience and an increased need for design differentiation, automotive human machine interface (HMI) has gone through a paradigm shift and is taking the user experience to a whole new level. The center console, located in the center of the front interior of an automobile, has a display and control switches for Infotainment, HVAC, communication modules, and other functions. It is an essential component of an automobile interior as it consolidates access to these systems and provides the user with all the relevant information required for an enhanced and controlled driving experience.