CES: World premiere of Rinspeed´s OASIS Concept Vehicle


The world premiere of Rinspeed’s OASIS concept vehicle took place on the HARMAN booth at the world’s largest electronics trade fair, CES 2017 in Las Vegas. Huf presented not just one, but three innovations in the self-driving car concept: a pioneering access system for sharing concepts, an intuitive electronic door handle and an innovative proximity sensor. The Huf access system is a particular triumph: unique IT developments and digital technologies allow different sharing models to be demonstrated on the OASIS. Huf is presenting these models under the SixSense brand.

The solution concept consists of a mobile app which allows you to search for and book a vehicle. What makes SixSense so special is the digital car key which is sent to the mobile app. Issued and transmitted digitally for specific persons and time periods, the usage and access rights for the vehicle allow the user to open, start and lock the vehicle with their smartphone. At CES, visitors experienced first-hand how the app can be used to search for and book the concept vehicle and see other possibilities available for its use. The digital SixSense access integrated into the OASIS provides entry to the vehicle twenty-four hours a day and also allows access to be shared with other users. The car driver receives a digital key with all rights for a stipulated time period, but other users can also be given access to the vehicle or individual parts of the vehicle. The driver can offer the car as a postbox for parcel services or as a pizza taxi, for example.

“The basis for this car-sharing model is securing personal and time-restricted rights to vehicle usage,” explains Claudia Hover at Huf Secure Mobile. “The authorized user requires a car key for a specific period of time, which is transferred virtually and safely using the SixSense solution. The system is based on willingness to share your vehicle with other users.”

The intuitive electronic door handle fitted to the vehicle features an innovative sensor concept, which opens the vehicle door with minimal effort. A hidden proximity sensor in the cover under the windscreen completes the Huf product range in the OASIS.

The Huf Group employs some 7,400 people in 22 companies in Europe, America and Asia, including more than 600 employees in Huf development centers in Germany, Romania, China, the US, Korea and India. The company generated sales worth 1.3 billion euros in 2016.