Harman’s shape-shifting speakers
Samsung subsidiary Harman has developed a configurable entertainment system, designed to ensure passengers in Uber, Lyft and other ride-sharing services can enjoy their audio preferences.
The most dramatic part is the firm’s shape-shifting speakers. Users can take a picture-based personality test to determine if their preferences match the Harman Kardon or JBL hi-fi brands – with the speakers changing shape accordingly. No, really, there is a difference: a JBL speaker features a deeper cone, giving it a more bassy sound. Honest.
Another Harman concept was the Moodscape system that adjusts the in-car experience, complete with an OLED Moodroof screen. After all, why have a sun roof when you can watch a ‘visual experience’ on a massive TV above you instead?