Cockpit designs for self-driving vehicles are rapidly moving from Disney Tomorrowland fantasy toward the real world of commercial production and driver practicality.
Concepts that have reached audiences in recent months have featured next-generation cockpits laden with new approaches to seats, displays and gadgetry that are to hit the road over the next five years or so.
But behind the fanciful styling of these interior design exercises, some down-to-earth technologies are coming into focus. Concepts such as the Chrysler Portal, Yanfeng XiM17 and BMW i Inside Future won't reach dealer showrooms in their current form, but the technologies inside are very real.
Here's a look at some promising interior components contained in the new crop of concepts.