The “XiM17” showcase by Yanfeng Automotive Interiors helps answer the question, “What will people do in their cars once they don’t need to steer them anymore?” It presents several modes for varying situations and passenger counts. Our distributed motion and media control system provides unprecedented flexibility for the design of these scenes.
Yanfeng & their project cause
A steady partnership with MESO
As a world leader in automotive interiors, Yanfeng was determined that the “XiM17” showcase a multitude of innovative concepts, from simple and practical solutions like stowable tables to a complex choreography of motors for the seating systems, all complemented with a multitude of display systems in innovative form factors.
After we had already helped with the earlier “ID-16”, Yanfeng turned to us again with a nearly-completed design concept.
We worked as part of a team spanning three continents, with workshops and designers in Shanghai, Holland, and Michigan. The majority of our part was carried out at our home base in Frankfurt before we shipped our work over to the client, where we also helped integrate the systems into the car model.
Impeccable design and build quality
Seats move to and fro in the car and swivel in all directions
High complexity in tight spaces
15 movable seat dimensions that needed to be choreographed
Seamless integration of features
Different driving modes allow a variety of scenes
Behind the Scenes
We developed custom hat boards for the Raspberry Pi that control interactive sensors, lights and industry DC motors via real-time telemetry.
Multiple inexpensive Raspberry Pi boards form the central nervous system of this car.
We used the software vvvv to program the interactive main console in the front of the car.
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