You can count on BMW to introduce fascinating concepts, and many even make it into production, such as its ConnectedDrive personal assistant app. Others, like t… [Read More]
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Per BMW's description, the interface will let you control car functions with hand gestures and motions, enabling drivers to use "the visible and tangible driver-vehicle interaction familiar from conventional touchscreens."
Supposedly, it will project holographic control surfaces upward from the center console at steering-wheel height, allowing the driver to interact with them using their free hand.
A camera will track fingertip positions and the system emits a "pulse" when a function is activated.
BMW isn't saying when the HoloActive Touch could be integrated into its car lines.
Surely the HoloActive Touch on display at CES 2017 will lend a better idea of how the whole system works before we start worrying about how a holographic system with light feedback might distract drivers far more than help them.
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