Interior design in automobiles has come a long way in 70 years-from stiff saddle leather and protective dust coats to plush jacquard velour seat coverings and recycled trunk linings. Technology, history and the individual buyer have all affected change. Significant dialogue between the textile industry and automotive designers is fairly recent-within the last decade. Increased market demands in the automobile industry have provided impetus for yet another surge in the ever on-going textile revolution. The influence of both component application and material construction has resulted in bold new colors and textures for seatcovering, headliners and floor coverings. Decorative and tactile capabilities of today's new synthetic materials have created a broad spectrum of possibilities for the future of interior design, including computerized interpretation of fabric and color combinations.