FlexibleTunnel is a dashboard concept that transforms virtual digits into real driving experiences through spacing and curves to present the driving speed and direction. It also simplifies the vehicular data and redesigns the readability to allow the driver to acquire information immediately.
“User interface placement”
The most essential information including speed, RPM and gear is located at the upper middle spot on the dashboard. The auxiliary driving information is placed to the left and will alert the driver as an accident warning is detected from either sides of the car. The vehicle data on the bottom right incorporates a reminder to ensure that the vehicle is in good shape. Gas and water level and mileage are placed below the vehicle data – a comfortable spot for the driver’s eyes so that he can check on the information frequently.
Match March Design, Taiwan
Team Lead: Chen Chien Yuan
Design: Chen Chun Cheng, Chen Yu Shu, Chiu Pai Chia, Ma Hung Min, Weng Chieh Wen
“During a drive”
When the vehicle starts, FlexibleTunnel will be awakened and extended. The ‘forward line’ and the ‘lane line’ light will turn on accordingly. When driving on a curve, FlexibleTunnel will show the ‘forward line’ moving and curving just like the vehicle does. When driving at a high speed, the FlexibleTunnel will automatically enter its orange-red, high-speed mode and transform the speed into spatial excitement for the driver.
The FlexibleTunnel sounds out warnings in stages to help the driver keep a safe distance from the vehicle in front. When the vehicle attempts to shift lanes, the ‘forward line’ will shift across the lane; meanwhile, the blinking ‘forward line’ will also warn the driver. The blind spot detector will trigger a warning when the direction light is on. Through the warning from both sides, the driver can access both blind spots.