Panasonic shows futuristic autonomous car cabin
Autonomous Living Space Cabin shows four in-transit scenarios for future transport
Panasonic unveiled its vision for the future of intelligent transportation on day one of GITEX Technology Week. Celebrating its 20th consecutive GITEX presence and 100th anniversary, Panasonic's stand was themed with the past, present and future of the 100 year old Japanese technology manufacturer.
The Autonomous Living Space Cabin shows four types of in-car environments, including Living Room, Business, Relaxation, and Entertainment.
Anthony Peter, Director of Corporate Communications for Panasonic Middle East and Africa, demonstrated the car to media persons and show visitors. "As you know, driverless cars are coming and this is what we call the future of mobility. You can have office conferences and do various things while on the move. You can spend your time going from point A to B where you can relax and utilize the time in a better way," he says.
Panasonic showcased its vision for the future of car mobility by displaying a car cabin that shows how driverless cars in the future can convert into full-fledged work and entertainment space was showcased at the stand. The future cabin was fitted with hi-tech products from Panasonic that can turn car windows into screens - to allow a future autonomous car traveler to do everything from tuning into TV, getting news updates and holding business conferences.
"The Middle East market is a bit challenging to be very honest," says Peter. "We are six months into the fiscal year and while we have not hit our targets, we still have not changed our goals. We continue to stick to our business plan and now with Oil prices coming up we feel it will be good. The last quarters are always good so for us we have two quarters to catch up this year."