Royal College of Art graduate Ye Dai contends that designers will have many more opportunities to explore possibilities in automotive lighting with the advent of self-driving cars. And he devised the Luminous Motion concept to showcase this.
Dai’s Luminous Motion project aims to build up a new interactive relationship between the lighting system and users, which would transpire through the use of touch technology and a focus on the user’s mood.
The lighting on the interior of the car can be reflected on the exterior, while the vehicle’s surroundings can be reflected onto the carbon surfaces inside the cabin. Interactive lighting displays vary according to speed and can be controlled by gestures.
His collaboration with a textile designer also yielded an impressive use of materials, with the cabin’s wood and fabrics flowing out onto the body.