Supplier: Panasonic Automotive
What is it? A next-generation infotainment system that integrates the center-stack screen, reconfigurable instrument cluster and head-up display
Why it's cool: A knob on the nav screen is programmed to control a variety of functions -- audio, navigation, climate control -- allowing one knob to do the job of many.
Will it go into production? Elements of eCockpit -- especially the trick knob -- are likely to attract customers.
What is it? A docking station that grips tablets and smartphones in an adjustable cradle in the center console
Why it's cool: A docked device is integrated with the vehicle's infotainment system and can stream music via Bluetooth. Faurecia anticipates the dock will support Near Field Communication to allow different users to customize vehicle functions, such as seat position and interior lighting. The dock holds the device safely in place while charging it wirelessly. No more messy cords.
Will it go into production? Faurecia says it is "talking with a number of OEMs" about production versions by late 2016.