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Los Angeles 2014 Preview: Filipino leads Infiniti-Nissan design concept


A glimpse of the future

Infiniti-Nissan has revealed the Synaptiq concept ahead of its debut at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. The design development of the Synaptiq concept was spearheaded by the Filipino-Canadian designer Randy Rodriguez.

The Synaptiq concept previews the future of how we connect to automobiles. It features a Symbiotic User Interface Technology (S.U.I.T.) that connects the driver's thoughts to the vehicle through a spinal lock attachment. With this, the Synaptiq will be controlled solely by the driver's thoughts.


The driver is provided with necessary information through the Infiniti User Interface (I.U.I.), a floating holgraphic projection display. Infiniti says the I.U.I will enhance the “passion and performance of driving” and a design that will “provoke the human imagination.”

Moreover, the human-machine interface (HMI) system of the Synaptiq concept can transform the vehicle into three types: air, rally and circuit. The HMI system is the key component of the Synaptiq concept as it competes in a one-of-a-kind triathlon competion that features a Formula 1 inspired race from Los Angels to Las Vegas, followed by an off-road buggy desert race to the Grand Canyon and a gymkhana style jet race through virtual pylons back to Los Angeles. Yes, the Synaptiq concept can fly.

As a whole, the Synaptic is a high-tech concept car that previews the vision of Infiniti's HMI system. Furthermore, the Synaptic concept gives us a glimpse of the future.

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