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Nissan wants you to really feel at home in your car, like you're in your own skin, literally. The car company is developing a synthetic material for the interior of their vehicles that resembles human skin.
Using high-end leather and soft-touch plastics engineers at Nissan wear able to create a more "luxurious" feeling. They want to expand that comfort level by matching the physical characteristic of the skin on a human finger: flexibility, temperature, smoothness and moistness. The softness of the human finger isn't just how smooth it is, for the researchers they are also looking at the resistance to pressure the finger pad exhibits.
The feeling of sitting in this kind of interior would almost be like holding someone's hand…on your bum. This is a very cool idea, and will no doubt be super cozy if ever implemented into an actual car. But how depressing will it be when your car's skin is softer than your own?
Originally posted by Biigs
Pretty confident "my rides got a leather interior", will always be preferred over "my rides got a synthetic human skin interior".
Originally posted by smyleegrl
Without a doubt!
It's actually kind of creepy, when you think about it...
Originally posted by N3k9Ni
Can I get one with skin like this?
I'd be rolling around naked in it all day.