In this Ford sponsored project, students were asked to design the future interior of the semi-autonomous vehicle.

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F-Stop is a platform that distributes the experience among all the passengers in the interior by giving them control of a versatile system that is both tactile and digital.

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Visibility is about having control over the aperture of the entire vehicle, expanding and contracting your visual field. Users can decide the level of visibility they want. The vehicle can also decide what aperture to display based on the car's location. 

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Augmented Reality

In this concept, augmented reality is about expanding and contracting the reality around you. The vehicle acts as a display to the user inside. Passengers can see visuals about their environment, including what restaurants are nearby, where sales are happening, where they can park, and other useful information. This is an interactive display that passengers can use on any surface inside the vehicle.

Adaptability

Adaptability is about making adjustments to better suit the desired atmosphere. The surface of this vehicle is adaptable in a physical and digital way. The surface can both change its aperture or opacity also shift its physical form. This is valuable for re-organizing the interior structure of the car, the disappearance and reappearance of the "puck" that passengers interact with, or bringing forward certain objects only when they're needed to reduce distraction. 

The main interaction in this autonomous vehicle is with the Puck, a physical "knob" that can be passed between passengers and control the interior of the car as well as the aperture of the surface.  

The Interior

The interior of the vehicle is dependent on where the car is and what the passengers are doing. Each state in the following gallery explains the organization of the interior at different points in time.