Lincoln has revealed the first details of its new all-electric vehicle platform, which it says will deliver a more spacious interior than its current models and enable improved occupant comfort. The design sketches show an interior replete with hidden storage solutions and minimalistic panels, while a large, expansive panoramic vista roof enhances natural light within the cabin.
It also features a pillar-to-pillar display that will showcase Lincoln’s new digital design language – Constellation – which includes exclusive themes showcasing the night sky. Clients can choose the theme that best reflects their current mood.
The Lincoln Intelligence System, a cloud-based platform for integrating electrical, power distribution and computing systems in connected vehicles, will, says Lincoln, enable a software-first approach to update performance without changing hardware. For example, new features and capability updates for SYNC 4-enabled vehicles will be rolled out through the Lincoln Enhance platform via over-the-air software updates.
The company claims that future Lincoln vehicles will benefit from a unique digital platform built on top of the Android operating system for a constantly improving, ever more personalized ownership experience.
Lincoln says it is also exploring more ways for customers to enjoy the car’s interior, allowing them to use it as a space for personal relaxation through more connected features. For example, with a proposed ‘Rejuvenation’ mode they can create their own sensory environment through various display, lighting, climate, seat, massage, scent and audio settings. Lincoln’s designers and engineers are also experimenting with digital scenting techniques, exploring how warm, pleasant scents positively affect the mood and overall well-being of passengers.
“The space that surrounds you has an immense effect on your overall mood,” said Kemal Curic, design director at Lincoln. “Crafting a space that goes beyond the traditional – a serene sanctuary that elevates the senses and affects a client’s mood every single day – reveals that as designers, we contribute so much more to the overall experience than just creating vehicles that look good.”