Lighting designers from Philips Lighting, have collaborated with automotive company Renault on a unique concept car and smart home unveiled at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. The SYMBIOZ autonomous electric car is not just a car, it’s an extension of the home. The vehicle’s onboard digital technology makes it an interactive and personalized space, connecting its passengers to other cars, people and technologies in the smart home.
Philips Lighting collaborated with Renault on the concept. The house at the motor show designed by Marchi architects features Philips Hue in the lounge and kitchen, which automatically switches on before the car swings into the driveway. As SYMBIOZ enters at ground level, the walls automatically light up. The car then sits on a platform which elevates it to the living space or terrace.