The interior of a car shot from the driver's side door showing the steering wheel and infotainment system

About Auto Interfaces

Not too long ago, cars on the road used simple, mechanical methods to show a driver something was happening with their vehicle — a blinking light, a persistent chime, a heavy thud of the doors locking, or a bright orange piece of plastic showing which gear you were in.

Today’s vehicles are flipping the script on years of deeply ingrained paradigms and heuristics for touchscreen interfaces that do away with physical buttons, dials, and knobs. The driving experiences of yesterday are slowly but surely changing to make the driver less of a driver, and more of a consumer of automotive technology. It is because of this, and other emerging signals, we believe cars will become a space for interacting with the internet: connected computing environments for socialization, productivity and even virtual commerce.

The future of the car lies in the interface that the occupants interact with, and so Auto Interfaces was created to collect and share the state of the industry. We built this tool for the curious; to show designers, engineers, project managers, auto executives and enthusiasts what is happening on the forefront of the modern in-car digital interaction.

This resource is available to everyone, to facilitate a conversation about this great shift from one generation to another, to showcase the details and differences between the world’s automotive manufacturers — and most of all — to elevate the design of modern vehicle digital experiences.

Auto Interfaces is built and maintained by the team at Humanistic who are continuously scanning the industry for the latest automotive interfaces. If you would like to submit an interface, make a correction/suggestion, or are a representative from the automotive industry, please contact us.