The Swiss think tank created Snap for a future defined by autonomous driving and urbanization. On-board the autonomous concept vehicle are many of Osram’s LED, laser and optoelectronic sensing solutions, ranging from the ultraviolet (UV) and visible to infrared spectrum.
Rinspeed expects autonomous driving and increased urbanization to radically change how consumers think about and use their cars, with vehicles of the future increasingly becoming an extension of our private living space, requiring the same kinds of comfortable lighting options available in our home or office.
Car sharing and delivery services will also change dramatically as more self-driving cars are introduced. With these issues in mind, Rinspeed developed a complete and unique eco-system. Rinspeed's Snap includes a detachable "skateboard," containing the drivetrain and most of the IT, which connects to variable "pods."
To give Snap a distinctive look and feel, Osram Opto Semiconductors provided the concept vehicle with human centric lighting, which coordinates the interplay of light, atmosphere and space to enhance the well-being of passengers. Furthermore, using facial recognition technology, powered by a new generation of infrared LEDs, Snap can adapt to the individual requirements of each passenger. Everything from personalized lighting options to preferred temperature to seat position can be adjusted to meet a passenger’s needs. Entering the vehicle becomes even more customized and secure with iris scanning technology, featuring Osram’s infrared LEDs.