Infiniti SYNAPTIQ Concept
In the year 2029, INFINITI sponsors its’ own team triathlon called the A.R.C. race. The Air, Rally, Circuit race utilizes a universal fuselage pod that can integrate into three vehicle types. The first stretch of the race is a Formula-1 grand prix course from LA to Las Vegas. The second portion is a desert race which requires an off-road buggy to the Grand Canyon. The final third leg of the race is a radical gymkhana style jet race through virtual pylons back to Los Angeles.
The A.R.C. triathlon race will also be the debut of INFINITI’s new futuristic HMI called “SYNAPTIQ”, a system that will make the driver and machine become one. It will enhance the driver’s passion and performance for racing and as well influence the design of the vehicle that will provoke the imagination.
INFINITI’s “SYNAPTIQ” human machine interface is the future vision of how people will be connecting with their vehicles in the year 2029. It is a holistic system which takes our current understanding of augmented reality, 3D hologram, and wearable technology to the next level. The I.U.I. will enhance the passion and performance of driving, as well as lead to a design that will provoke the human imagination. “SYNAPTIQ” is a holistic system encompassing the SYNAPTIQ S.U.I.T. (Sym- biotic User Interface Technology). The suit connects the driver’s thoughts through a spinal lock attachment into the pod; woven with synthetic muscles, the outfit suspends the pilot into the driving position. The suit both enhances and gives tactile resistance to the driver to simulate a physical inter- action with the machine. The liquid crystal ETFE canopies are enhanced with an augmented reality system that actively displays relevant information, such as the pilot’s vitals and vehicle dynamics.
The information core of the INFINITI USER INTERFACE (I.U.I.) is a floating holographic projection that is extremely flexible and adaptive to each driver’s situation and needs. The pilot, who remains with the single fuselage pod, can seamlessly transfer among “SYPNATIQ’s” three chassis vehicle types while displaying the graphic user interface. The system will allow the driver to stay familiar with the interior environment with a user interface that seamlessly adapts to any driving or flying condition.
Source: Infiniti Press