Elios: Autonomous Car Interface

Industrial Design and HMI

Elios - Autonomous Car Interface

2035 Vision: Elios Redefines Automated Living Standards

Elios was a purely conceptual project, set in the year 2035. With the influx of AI and Robotics, almost all of the mundane and the recurring tasks have become automated.
Houses are entirely connected and the world has new areas of mobility with last minute mobility changing how we can travel. Cars are more customised to specific niche functions where they don’t have to be used on a daily basis. With the advent of new avionic options, there is a high end premium segment available for transportation. In regards to daily usage, cars and these other transportation devices have all the features that a home appliance or a product would have. There is a new dimension of connectivity, sharing and privacy that is created. There are no accidents and the AI has been tuned to make no mistake on the road. Healthcare and symptom detection is in built into most of the vehicles that can detect climate change and warn users of potential outbreaks and create escape scenarios. The average user has a home that well connected with basic amenities, healthcare. The future is not dystopian but something that is hopeful and positive as we strive to grow towards a better way of living.

The What and Why of Elios

Picture Elios as a personal assistant, anticipating your needs and responding effortlessly to your commands. Whether it's navigation, climate control, or entertainment, it caters to your desires, all at the command of your voice. The absence of physical buttons not only enhances aesthetics but also minimises distractions, allowing users to focus on the road and their journey.
From the sleek exterior to the innovative Human-Machine Interface (HMI), we envisioned a cohesive and futuristic experience that seamlessly blends cutting-edge technology with aesthetic appeal.The rendering process played a pivotal role in materialising our vision, transforming ideas into realistic and captivating images. We strived for more than just a visual representation; we aimed to evoke a tangible sense of the Elios experience. Each image captures the essence of Elios, showcasing its dynamic adaptability, personalised ambiance, and innovative features.Through the lens of rendering, Elios emerged as more than just a concept – it became a tangible glimpse into the future of automotive design.

Imagination to Reality

Bringing Elios to life was a meticulous process where every detail was scrutinised, and every concept was carefully rendered to create a vivid and compelling vision of the future. We delved into the intricacies of the car, mapping out each aspect with precision and foresight.

Elevating the Experience of Drive

Elios encapsulates an extraordinary user experience, seamlessly blending cutting-edge technology, futuristic design, and unparalleled personalisation. As you enter the car, the sleek and autonomous ambiance sets the tone for an immersive journey.

Pioneering User-Centric Driving with Intuitive Autonomous Design

Our journey began with a detailed exploration of user flows, envisioning a completely autonomous vehicle that transcends traditional boundaries. Focused on enhancing user experience, we delved into the realm of screen-based Human-Machine Interface (HMI), aiming to revolutionise how information is presented and accessed.
It breaks free from the clutter of today's dashboards, offering a singular, dynamic screen that adapts to users' needs. Unlike conventional setups inundating users with unnecessary details, Elios is a living, breathing screen that moves intuitively, displaying only the essential information required at any given moment. This innovative approach eradicates the confusion often associated with information overload, ensuring a streamlined and user-friendly interaction.

From Clutter-Free Interiors to Personalised Autonomy

In reimagining the future of automotive design, Elios introduced a revolutionary approach to Human-Machine Interaction (HMI). Our goal was clear: create a seamless, functional, and unobtrusive experience where a single screen dynamically moves to display only the most relevant information, eliminating unnecessary clutter.
Elios boldly discards physical buttons, in pursuit of simplicity and functionality, while opting for a sleek, voice-controlled interface. Every function seamlessly integrates into the HMI, creating a smooth and intuitive user experience. This ensures a focused, distraction-free ambiance, avoiding the chaotic feel of traditional dashboards with scattered screens. Our emphasis lies in providing users with precisely the information they need, enhancing safety and user satisfaction.

Elios' design philosophy centres around ultra-focus, acknowledging the importance of directing attention to the essential aspects of driving. The elimination of irrelevant information distinguishes Elios from conventional dashboards, contributing to a cleaner and more user-centric interface. By integrating every function into the voice-controlled HMI, Elios ensures that users interact seamlessly with the vehicle, enhancing the driving experience while maintaining a minimalist aesthetic.

The programmable nature of Elios takes the driving experience to new heights. The HMI adapts based on the user's preference, whether they choose to take the wheel or opt for autonomous driving. This transformative shift influences the entire vibe of the vehicle, creating a dynamic environment that caters to the driver's mode. The result is a sleek, autonomous vehicle that not only meets functional requirements but also aligns with the user's preferences and driving intentions.

Uniquely yours from the First Moment

What truly sets Elios apart is its ability to create a personalised ambiance the moment you enter the car. As you settle in, the HMI senses your intention – to drive or be driven – and orchestrates a seamless transition in the vehicle's vibe.
Elios transcends conventional boundaries to offer an unparalleled driving experience. The programmable nature of the vehicle allows users to customise their driving experience, ensuring that the Human-Machine Interface (HMI) dynamically adjusts based on the mode – whether taking control of the wheel or opting for a stress-free, autonomous ride.

If you choose to take the wheel, the HMI caters to the driver, displaying essential information and controls with a focus on driving dynamics. Alternatively, when opting for autonomous mode, Elios transforms into a haven of relaxation, adjusting the HMI to prioritise entertainment, comfort, and ambient lighting, creating a luxurious and stress-free atmosphere.

It also takes into account the diverse scenarios of car occupancy. When multiple people are on board, the innovative screen-split feature comes into play, ensuring both the driver and passengers have their dedicated sections on the display. This not only enhances safety by minimising distractions but also adds a layer of personalisation, allowing each occupant to interact with the HMI independently.

Elios is not just a car; it's a personalised sanctuary on wheels. With its sleek design, autonomous capabilities, programmable features, and adaptable HMI, it redefines the driving experience, catering to individual preferences and transforming every journey into a bespoke adventure.

Beyond Cars: Elios Project Propels Evolution in AI and Automation

The impact of the Elios project extends far beyond the realm of automotive design, resonating with a profound influence on the future of mobility and user experience. Elios represents a paradigm shift, not just in concept but in the very essence of how we envision and interact with vehicles. By redefining the Human-Machine Interface (HMI) and introducing autonomous adaptability, Elios sets new standards for personalised driving.
This project sparks a conversation about the convergence of sleek aesthetics and cutting-edge technology, emphasising a user-centric approach that prioritises simplicity and functionality. Elios paves the way for a future where driving is not just a means of transportation but an immersive, tailored experience. The impact ripples into the broader automotive industry, encouraging a departure from conventional design norms and fostering innovation that prioritizes individual preferences and connectivity.

Beyond the automotive landscape, Elios serves as an inspiration for the integration of artificial intelligence and automation into our daily lives, ensuring safety, comfort, and efficiency. The impact of this project is not just confined to the present; it acts as a catalyst for reshaping the future of how we perceive and engage with personal transportation.


  • Interaction Design
  • Human Machine Interaction
  • Conceptualisation
  • Product Visualisation
  • UI/UX Design
  • Product Strategy
  • Prototyping
  • Style Guide





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