Lexus UX Concept Features Futuristic Cockpit with 3D HMI Technology; Hologram Replaces Instrument Cluster [Video]

Jan 09, 2017 08:11 AM EST | Leonora Puno

The 2016 Lexus UX Concept is one of the hottest cars in the North American International Auto Show being held this year from Jan. 8 to 22 in Detroit. The 2016 Lexus UX Concept boasts of an instrument panel that has been replaced by a hologram. This feature allows the driver to enjoy 3D holographic experience while driving. This feature made the car shine in the Paris Motor Show where it was first unveiled last year.

The 2016 Lexus UX Concept may just look like an SUV outside. However, what is inside sets this car apart from other vehicles of its generation. Instead of the instrument panel, there is a transparent globe that floats like a hologram where digital and analogue information appear. The central console has a crystal structure where infotainment and air conditioning systems are displayed hologram-style, making it one of the hottest cars in the NAIAS 2017, according to the Business Insider UK.

Aside from the holographic instrument console, the 2016 Lexus UX Concept use seats that are highly ergonomic. Based on the Seat Concept, the seats in the car absorb all kinetic movements and offer excellent body support. This type of seat brings great comfort to both the driver and passenger. The steering wheel does not look normal. Instead of being round, it is oblong. The pedals are metal and situated below the steering wheel, making both unique, according to Top Speed.

Despite having been shown at the Paris Motor Show and now at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the Lexus UX Concept is not under production yet. There is no specific information about powertrain. However, it is expected that it might have engine similar to the other Lexus vehicles. There is no specific release date and price yet, according to My Cars 2016.com.

If ever the Lexus UX Concept car reaches production stage, it can be one of the most futuristic cars ever designed. For the moment, there are speculations that it can be a crossover designed and built to perfection. The technology used in the cockpit might be one of its kind.

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