June 13 at 8:00 am | June 14 at 5:00 pm UTC+0
Reductive Engineering: display solutions vs. physical controls
The integration of many different functions into a digital screen which can be updated over time is a trend that most modern car interiors currently reflect. Inspired by the smart phone and tablet industry, screen-dominated interiors are favored by designers for their minimalist and elegant design as well as the flexibility in incorporating a wide range of different vehicle features. Traditional control elements such as buttons, switches and knobs are increasingly replaced as part of this development. However, the key questions in this discussion are: How easy and intuitive are these new cockpit solutions to use and how do they perform in terms of comfort and safety? What’s the right balance of mechanical control elements and digital solutions?
These questions and the following key topics will be discussed at the upcoming Automotive Circle conference on Automotive Interiors:
- Interior concepts: new design ideas, versatile interiors and adaptive interior components such as dashboards or center consoles, changing utility of the interior space, flexible vehicle load compartment concepts, visions and concepts for future interiors
- Cockpit: development of displays and touchscreens as well as buttons, switches and knobs, HMI solutions, voice and gesture control, smart surfaces
- Latest trends and technologies related to seating concepts, efficient heating, (acoustic) materials, surfaces, lighting etc.
- Impact of C.A.S.E. mobility: How are Connectivity, Autonomous driving, Shared mobility and Electrification changing vehicle interiors?
- Sustainability: use of bio-based and renewable raw materials, recycled materials, application of energy-saving technologies, circular economy etc.
We are looking forward to meeting you in Bad Nauheim, Germany in June 2023!
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18 Technical Presentations
with the following OEM highlights: Audi, Ford, Hyundai, Lotus, Nissan, Renault and Stellantis!
Test and evaluate the HMI concept of current series vehicles, which will be on site.
on “Reductive Engineering” in small groups.
presenting topic-specific products and services. Including a lot of hardware to inspect on site (Lotus Eletre, Nissan seats etc.)
Meet the Speakers
Get in direct contact with the speakers during Meet the speakers-sessions!
Network, network, network!
Meet your peers of the automotive interior industry and exchange on brand new concepts, trends and your experiences.
Registration and welcome coffee
Welcome and conference introduction
|Katharina Röder, Automotive Circle, DE|
|Dr. Peter Rössger, beyond HMI, DE|
Cockpit concepts and design trends
Automotive Augmented Reality: From Systems to integration
|Prof. Dr. Karlheinz Blankenbach, Pforzheim University, DE|
Austral cockpit and its display
|Isabelle Pimort, Hervé Drezet, Group Renault, FR|
|11:00 am||Coffee & Contacts | Meet the Speakers|
Dimensional Variation Analysis Model Integration for Intrument Panel
|Gülce Kurtoğlu İşbilir, Ayşegül Yılmaz, Ford Otosan, TR|
The interior design of the new Lotus Eletre
|N.N., Lotus Tech Innovation Centre GmbH, DE|
|12:45 pm||Lunch Break | Meet the Speakers|
Factors influencing the interior of automated vehicles
|Prof. Dr. Wolfram Remlinger, University of Stuttgart, DE|
Usability study in EV interior using flexible buck
|Jeongmin Yun, Hyundai Motor company, KR|
Get in and try out
Cockpit Clinic: All participants are invited to test and evaluate the HMI concept of current series vehicles
Take a seat, please – Seating comfort and concepts
Vehicle seat comfort and design based on scientific experiments
|Prof. Dr. Peter Vink, Delft University of Technology, NL|
Development of good touch feel TailorFit material for Interior based on human science
|Motohiko Kuroda, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd, JP|
Smart Seat – A gamified activation via patented sensor system
|Dr. René Wegner, Lukas Rheinheimer, Headis GmbH, DE|
Antimicrobial equipment – application examples in the automotive industry and implications for shared community concepts
|Markus Hefter, Polygiene Group, DE|
Less can be more: the reductive design approach
|Eva Fortmann, Ford-Werke GmbH, DE|
WORLD CAFE: Reductive Engineering
|10:45 am||Coffee Break | Meet the Speakers|
Presentation of workshop results
|N.N., Stellantis, DE|
Creating a new user experience by enabling a new spatial experience
|Dr. Michael Frauenhofer, Audi AG, DE; Christopher Peters, RWTH Aachen, DE|
Detection and consideration of personality traits in the context of ergonomic vehicle design
|Dr. Philipp Pomiersky, University of Stuttgart, DE|
|13:00 pm||Lunch Break | Meet the Speakers|
Consumers’ Sustainability Values and Expectations Towards Vehicles
|Dr. Andreas Haslbeck, Yanfeng, DE|
Ways to develop sustainable interior materials
|Patrick Kirchler, imat-uve GmbH, DE|
|Stefan Kusin, Wollsdorf Leather, AT|
Conclusion and Farewell
|Katharina Röder, Autmotive Circle, DE|
End of conference
International OEM Advisory board
The Automotive Circle and OEM Advisory Board of the Automotive Interior, consisting of experts from the following brands and companies:
Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Center GmbH
Lotus Tech Innovation Center GmbH
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd
Exhibition & Sponsoring
Exhibitors and sponsors on site
Covestro Deutschland AG
Head of Global Marketing Textile Coatings
Communication & Marketing
Become a sponsor or exhibitor
Take advantage of the high coverage of the Automotive Circle and profit from the sponsoring options before and during the events. Show your competence and services, matching the conference subjects, to the numerous car body engineers of international OEM. Thus, you are strengthening your brand awareness in the automotive industry!
Come on board as an exhibitor or sponsor and benefit from this excellent platform to strongly promote your company’s capabilities as a reliable supplier!
Check out the various exibition and sponsoring options!
Automotive Interior 2022
Please find here the conference program from 2022 to download.