As a consequence of passengers not needing to focus on driving duties in future autonomous vehicles
, they’re “more likely to notice the quality and detail of their car’s interior,” said Auto Express
. Additionally, electric vehicles don’t need to follow the accepted engine-in-front template used by conventionally powered mass-market vehicles, as electric motors can be fitted inside wheels and battery packs can be built into a vehicle’s floor. “The floor can be flat, and the dashboard can be very minimal as the air-conditioning unit can go in the space where the engine compartment would normally be,” Aoki explained.