[CES 2012] KIA welcomes innovation in their vehicles, and their newer models certainly reflect a forward-looking design. Good technology needs to be incorporated as well, and the IVI concept that you see above (and in the picture gallery after the jump) stands for In Vehicle Infotainment concept, sporting a 10.1″ display that is located on top of the dashboard, while there is a brother to keep it company – a 11.6″ widescreen located within the console area. The vehicle of choice here is the KIA Naimo EV crossover, where the IVI concept intends to hook up to devices such as smartphones and tablets, delivering a full connection to various apps and services such as social networks, news feeds and other interesting websites.

Augmented reality navigation is also thrown into the mix, and there is a driver state monitoring system to make sure you are alerted just in case you start to doze off. Night vision mode is also included in order to increase the safety levels when you drive around in pitch black darkness. Last but not least, a HMI (human-machine interface) haptic steering wheel switch is there to help you manage both displays – the learning curve seems to be rather steep compared to a standard vehicle of today, but only time will tell if the IVI concept can take off or not.

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