Chinese automotive supplier Yanfeng has unveiled its new concept for cabin hygiene – the Wellness Pod – a unique antimicrobial device that sanitizes air and surfaces with UV light, as well as dispensing non-liquid scent for freshness.
With the ever-rising awareness of personal health, wellness, and a growing ridesharing economy, vehicle interiors will increasingly become a public space. Yanfeng’s Wellness Pod features a touchpad interface with user-friendly smartphone app controls. The slim console and its concealed air vents can be seamlessly integrated into the cabin interior. It can be mounted as an overhead console, or be designed as a portable unit.
“We’ve developed the Wellness Pod to provide passengers with the most comfortable traveling experience, taking all senses into consideration,” said Han Hendriks, chief technology officer at Yanfeng Technology. “Most people care a lot about the cleanliness of their own or shared cars, and people care about a wholesome, healthy, and appealing interior of the cabin when starting their journeys. Our Wellness Pod meets these demands with unmatched hygiene functionality and consumer choices. But it is also equally important for shared mobility service companies, as a clean and fresh interior drives customer satisfaction and vehicle up-time.”