Vauxhall showcases GT Concept interior ahead of Geneva

By CARSIFU | 19 February 2016

LONDON: Vauxhall (Opel in Europe) has revealed its GT Concept’s interior, which showcases a host of innovative technology to improve driver experience, ahead of the 2016 Geneva Motor Show.

In particular is the company's Human Machine Interface (HMI) programme, which allows drivers of the sports car to operated it purely by voice control and a central touchpad for a button-less experience.

2016 Opel GT Concept
It is also a self-learning system that recognises the driver’s habits and adapts to their needs.

The car has the ability to respond via dialogue to its driver and is able to chose the right music, route or temperature according to the situation.

The HMI can even recognise whether passengers want to listen to other genres of music.

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Furthermore, the software can learn from every command, touch of the steering wheel and setting over time.

Rather than control the car via voice commands, the driver may use the round touchpad on the centre console.

The two classically inspired round instruments are actually projection surfaces that can be backlit in different colours and display a variety of information three-dimensionally - previously shown in the 2013 Vauxhall Monza Concept.

Should the GT Concept be used for business, while permanently connected to the office, the right instrument facilitates navigation with an intuitive graphic without numerical values, but when under time pressure, it displays consumption.

2016 Opel GT Concept
The HMI is capable of optimising the accelerator, transmission and engine control according to the needs of the driver, or perhaps when a spirited driving experience is preferred, with the right instrument panel able to display the g-force values of the longitudinal acceleration.

The programme is able to keep a close eye on the vehicle's surroundings to help improve overall safety and can issue spoken warnings such as “Be careful. Don’t overlook the motorcycle behind us!”.

Instead of external mirrors, the concept relies on cameras mounted behind the front wheel arches that are transmitted to the round monitors on the left and right of the driver, while the central screen displays all desired information.

2016 Opel GT Concept
The concept's two sporty seats have been ergonomically optimised for comfort and the low beltline of the doors create an easy arm position.

Additionally, both the pedals and retro-spoke designed steering wheel are electrically adjustable.

With the concept's instrument panel made from brushed aluminum, the round camera monitors have been embedded in outer aluminum air jets with the polished GT emblem and the shining red seatbelt retractors reflect the design of the red front tyres.