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Yanfeng wins GOOD DESIGN® Award for touchFC floor console concept

Shanghai, China –

Yanfeng was recently awarded the GOOD DESIGN® Award for touchFC floor console concept in the Transportation category.

 

Yanfeng, one of the world's leading automotive suppliers, has won a GOOD DESIGN® Award for the floor console concept, touchFC. This is the second year in a row that Yanfeng has been awarded in the competition’s Transportation Category, winning last year with the rideshare interior demonstrator, the Experience in Motion 2020 (XiM20).   

GOOD DESIGN remains the oldest and the world’s most recognized program for design excellence. In November, the 70th annual GOOD DESIGN jury selected over 900 product designs and graphics from over 48 nations representing the best consumer designs of the year.

touchFC demonstrates how interiors must evolve in both the features they offer and the way people will interact with them.

“Advanced driver assist systems and autonomous driving require greater flexibility in the interior,” said Han Hendriks, Chief Technology Officer for Yanfeng Technology. “In these use cases, the floor console is the most accessible interface, not the instrument panel as it is traditionally. touchFC acts as a functional hub, combining UV sanitization, smart surfaces, and storage with unique, experiential elements, like the dragonfly-inspired armrests.”

As the interior plays a more critical role in how users assess vehicle valuation and perceived experience, Yanfeng is committed to understanding these expectations and refining its Smart Cabin vision and strategy to meet user needs.

Surface & Air Sanitization

To help keep the interior disinfected, touchFC includes UV and ionized air sanitizers. The air vent that serves the second row at the back of touchFC has an ionizer integrated to purify the air, absorbing dust, bacteria, and viruses. Below the air vent, also serving the second row, an electric storage box containing a UV sanitizer, which activates when closed, killing bacteria and viruses on the items stored inside. Both the air vent and storage are operated by controls built within the Crystal Deco, a durable smart surface material that gives touchFC a high-tech look and feel that is also easy to disinfect without worrying about damaging the finish.

Intuitive Interaction

The integrated and intuitive Smart Button allows occupants to adjust the floor console’s signature armrest for greater comfort. A designated phone docking station has also been integrated at the front of the touchFC for wireless charging and to keep personal devices accessible. At the end of the journey, the mobile phone is raised automatically out of the charging port for easy access, and as a reminder to not leave the device in the vehicle

Personalized, Flexible Spaces

The under-console storage was the direct result of past user studies which indicated an unmet need for storing larger personal items, like a bag or purse. In addition to making storage available up front, an easily accessible electric storage box was included to serve second-row passengers so that they too could securely stow belongings.

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About Yanfeng:

Yanfeng is a leading global automotive supplier, focusing on interior, exterior, seating, cockpit electronics, and passive safety, and is exploring new business actively. Yanfeng has more than 240 locations and approximately 55,000 employees worldwide. The technical team of 4,200 experts is in 8 R&D centers and other regional offices, with complete capabilities including engineering and software development, styling, and test validation. Focusing on Smart Cabin and lightweight technology, Yanfeng supports automakers to explore future mobility and provide leading cabin solutions.