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New technology for touchless interaction with interiors / Yanfeng and IEE customize vehicle interiors for Smart Cabin Concepts (FOTO)

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Yanfeng, one of the world's leading automotive suppliers and a
specialist in Smart Cabin concepts, and IEE, a leading provider of
sensor solutions in the automotive sector, are jointly developing an
integrated technology vision for the vehicle interiors of the future.
"Active Space" is their interpretation of an interactive interior in
an autonomous, level 5 vehicle.

New forms of mobility, such as autonomous driving, ride-sharing
and car-sharing, are changing automotive interiors. If driving tasks
are largely eliminated or require less time, this frees drivers up
for other activities. That is why the interiors of the future will
have to cover a variety of different use case scenarios. Intuitive,
interactive, and convenient concepts always focused on the user
experience will play an increasingly important role. Therefore,
Yanfeng is pursuing its Smart Cabin approach for intelligent
passenger compartments, in which functional surfaces, health and
wellness features and connectivity are seamlessly integrated into the
interior in the future.

"New mobility services, such as autonomous ride-sharing, pose
enormous challenges for us as interiors experts - but also give us
the opportunity to be creative and come up with something new,"
explained Han Hendriks, Chief Technology Officer at Yanfeng
Technology. "With Active Space, we are giving passengers a way to
interact with the vehicle and thereby bringing our Smart Cabin vision
to life."

In its Experience in Motion 2020 (XiM20) concept car, Yanfeng
shows how this technology vision might actually look in a Smart Cabin
concept for fully autonomous vehicles.

Interactive interior experience with intuitive control

Active Space portrays the all-encompassing experience that may be
offered with sensor technology and surface integration in the
interiors of the future. Integrated into the rear zone of the XiM20
cabin, Active Space offers occupants a way to retreat from the hustle
and bustle of everyday life and create a feel-good atmosphere through
playful interaction. The intuitive and interactive sensor solution is
based on Yanfeng's interior design and smart surfaces as well as
IEE's sensor technology. A near-infrared stereo camera serves as
input device and captures the vehicle interior, while powerful
algorithms used in conjunction with the Smart Cabin Controller
control the lighting experience on the translucent textile surfaces
in real-time based on the analyzed movements. In this way, Active
Space offers a tailored human-machine interface (HMI) solution that
integrates seamlessly into interior surfaces.

In the XiM20, the smart surfaces switch between four different
modes, depending on the situation. For example, there is a blue
Energy mode and a violet/orange Relax mode. When the UV surface
sanitizer is activated, Active Space displays blue bubbles. In
stand-by mode, the surfaces stay white. In general, Active Space can
also be configured with customized designs. Travelers can interact
intuitively with the vehicle thanks to the combination of sensor
technology and smart surfaces. In a further step, it is conceivable
that individual operating functions for the audio or air conditioning
systems, for example, might be controlled via Active Space.

"We have combined our expertise through this strategic partnership
with Yanfeng so that passengers can try out the mobility of tomorrow
as a unique experience," said Alain Schumacher, CTO of IEE. "Our
customers benefit in that we can offer them everything needed for an
integrated system from which various potential applications can be
derived." Yanfeng and IEE already signed a memorandum of
understanding at the IAA 2017 to combine their complementary skills
and jointly develop integrated smart solutions. The equal partnership
has already produced a multitude of successful applications.

The latest result of the partnership is the Active Space
technology vision, which is currently in concept status and may
feature in real-life mobility solutions from 2035 onwards. In
addition to the seamless integration of Active Space into headliners,
there is also potential for it to find its way into B-pillars and
front seat backrests.

Note: Images are available on our website under
www.yfai.com/en/media-center

About Yanfeng:

Yanfeng is a leading global automotive supplier, focusing on
interior, exterior, seating, cockpit electronics and passive safety,
and is exploring new business actively. Yanfeng has more than 240
branches and approximately 68,000 employees worldwide. The technical
team of 7,000 experts is in 13 R&D centers and other regional
offices, with complete capabilities including engineering & software
development, styling, and test validation. Focusing on Smart Cabin
and lightweight technology, Yanfeng supports automakers to explore
future mobile spaces and provide leading cabin solutions. For more
information, please visit www.yfai.com or www.yanfeng.com.

About IEE:

IEE S.A. is an established manufacturer and supplier of advanced
sensing solutions for cars interior, building management and
security, and exploring new application possibilities for
footwear/healthcare and other industries. Founded in 1989 and
headquartered in Luxembourg, it operates in Europe, America, and
Asia, employing 4,100 people worldwide. The company has a great focus
on research and development, aiming to find innovative technologies
that make people's lives better, safer, and more comfortable. For
more information, please visit https://www.iee.lu/en

Originaltext: Yanfeng Automotive Interiors
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For more information please contact:
Yanfeng Automotive Interiors
Jagenbergstraße 1
41468 Neuss Germany

Astrid Schafmeister
Tel.: +49 2131 609-3028
E-Mail: astrid.schafmeister@yfai.com
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