French automotive supplier Novares Group has unveiled Nova Car #2 demonstrating 25 innovations co-developed with startups and innovative companies.
The car, unveiled in Paris 25 June, follows the success of Nova Car #1, which toured the world in 2018 to showcase the company’s solutions to its customers.
The new model includes FlexView Max, a giant 3D curved and tactile display with haptic feedback, integrated into the cockpit design.
The display features an advanced user interface, Scroll’N Feel, which offers several tactile functions with a single smart button.
Other technologies used in the vehicle include Smart Breeze an invisible, intelligent air flow device which adapts automatically to each passenger; Squeeze command, a door command with gesture recognition; My Travel therapy, a travel sickness prevention device and Drop In Car, an in-car delivery point for last mile delivery orders.
The car also features a selection of other innovations specifically designed for powertrain optimisation, such as e-motor components for electric vehicles.
The vehicle of the future was developed through the collaboration of Novares 750-strong R&D unit; the Nova Car open innovation lab and Novares Venture Capital which invests in strategic innovation partnerships and start-ups.
Since its launch in 2018, Novares Venture Capital has invested €12m in 4 startups and innovative companies: Flexenable, APAG CoSyst, Actronika and Quad Industries.
For Nova Car #2, Novares said it partnered with 10 startups and innovative companies, including the ones Novares Venture Capital invested in as well as other companies such as the CEA Tech, Daikin, TG0 and Boarding Ring.
The car will now start a worldwide tour, showcasing its innovations to its customers in Europe, the US, China and Japan.
“The Nova Car is our open innovation lab through which we collaborate with the most innovative start-ups and companies on the market,” said Pierre Boulet, CEO of Novares.
The company believes that the innovations display the automotive evolution for the vehicle of tomorrow.