Honda has revealed a new high-tech dashboard concept at the LA motor show, which is believed to give clues to how an updated Honda NSX interior will look initially, before featuring on all production cars in the future.
Called the Acura Precision Cockpit, the dashboard concept is described as “a near-production interior styling and technology concept” that is “inspired by the NSX”.
Highlights include a wide, ultra-clear, 12.3in digital display in place of traditional instrument dials, plus an infotainment screen that sits in the middle of the dash, angled at the driver. Images and colours on the screen change according to the driver’s mood and the selected driving mode.
Through this screen, the driver can engage semi-automated driving technology and a variety of connectivity functions: for instance, it will display other cars in close proximity, distinguishing which are being driven autonomously and which are under the control of a human. It will also recognise pedestrians and cyclists and use artificial intelligence (AI) to predict where they will move. Honda says this will build confidence in drivers that its autonomous systems are capable of making the right decisions.
In addition, Honda has highlighted the use of high-end materials on the dashboard, including brushed metal, natural wood, leather and Alcantara finishes, plus the use of ambient lighting around the car’s interior. All of these touches are expected to become part of future Honda production models in time.
The interior concept has been created by Acura - Honda’s upmarket US brand - to complement its Acura Precision Concept car, which was revealed to show how its cars’ exteriors will look in future.