The Future of Automotive Interiors, a free-to-attend conference running alongside the expo, will be exclusively dedicated to the study of future interior design, innovative seating, lighting, ergonomics, instrumentation, control systems, new HMI approaches, in-car entertainment and connectivity, and onboard wellness and safety challenges, as well as the opportunities and challenges offered by increased vehicle autonomy and ever more sophisticated consumers.

The need for a new generation of materials will be explored in answer to the increasing consumer demand for more sustainable and ethical solutions, solutions which are allergen-free, antimicrobial and non-toxic. The latest HMI approaches will also be examined, with an emphasis on ease of use and safety, as well as more inclusive design to meet the needs of a changing, more aged society.

The disruptive impact of ADAS and full autonomy will also be a major theme, along with a strong focus on occupant safety and well-being. The conference will offer the perfect platform to better understand the possibilities offered by exciting, new technologies such as haptic sensors, augmented reality head-up displays, 3D printing and smart lighting.