As vehicles are downsized it means that traditional components need to be downsized also. In keeping with that, check out the new flat climate control system by Visteon. It is featured in their C-Beyond concept car. In addition to the new HVAC technology there are all sorts of groovy gizmos and gadgets featured.
The Flat HVAC concept for cabin comfort replaces traditional instrument panel vents with headliner vents to deliver freedom in cockpit styling and design. The system’s ducting goes through the B-pillars into the headliner. It also allows occupants to control heating and cooling of individual zones, and enables deactivation of unoccupied seats without penalizing comfort for the other passengers.