First sight: Yanfeng XiM20

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Yanfeng’s Red Dot award-winning XiM20’s concept focuses on making a connection with people using a vehicle for short-trip travel, within a framework of the users being a group who value experiences over posessions

“The HMI is deliberately simple, there’s only five menu items,” smiles Tim Shih, VP for design and user experience, Yanfeng Technology. “It’s only one level deep. You don’t have to learn an entire HMI architecture when you’re only in a car for minutes.” A concept for short on-demand journeys, the XiM20 proposes a different take on autonomy to some of the luxurious mobile living rooms we’ve seen lately – though it’s not short on technology, and its very simplicity brings a certain set of considerations for designers.

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