The background envisioned by Honda R&D Americas designers for the year 2029 and for the Sensing the Future theme of the challenge is a world where most people use magnetic implants that allow a deeper level of interactivity with machines, with the ability of connecting with objects and modify them mentally and physically.
This, in turn, allows technology not only to cater to the needs of a passenger, but also to anticipate them.The Acura concept consists of an exterior and interior shell, connected through a modular adjustable mesh that can flex and shape to custom-fit a passenger’s needs.
The interior is also constructed out of a fabric-like material that can be changed by simply pushing or pulling on surfaces that can accommodate one or two passengers. With the help of biometrics and after repeated use, the vehicle will learn the preferences of each user and anticipate their needs by changing its shape.
- Lili Melikian, Design Lead
- Lisa Lee, Design Lead
- James Robbins, Designer
- Johnathan Norman, Advisor
- John Frye, Advisor
- Michelle Christensen, Advisor
- Dave Marek, Director
(Source: LA Auto Show)