CDN goes behind the scenes of the SPACE D concept

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Car Design News chats to Continental Surface Solutions head of design Ralf Imbery about the Space D concept and the future of interiors 

One of the more prominent stands at the IAA Mobility show this year came not from an OEM but from a supplier. Continental, to be exact. The centrepoint of its display was the Space D concept, an interior design project that proposed a calming oasis for future autonomous vehicles.

Sitting in the seat, surrounded by foliage and taking a break from the busyness of the show floor, we could certainly see how this might work. To learn more, we caught up with Ralf Imbery, global director of design, to see how the concept came about and what kind of technology we should expect to see in future cabins. 

Car Design News: When did the project kick off, and what was behind the idea of an oasis?

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