BMW teases hologram virtual touchscreen concept for CES
28 Décembre 2016 - motor1
The technology combines the advantages of head-up display, gesture control, and direct touchscreen operation.
BMW is ready to provide "another glimpse into the interior of the future," revealing a virtual touchscreen concept at the upcoming 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas (CES) in early next year. Part of the Bavarian brand's exposition in LA will be the so-called HoloActive Touch system, an innovative interface between the driver and the vehicle.
Basically, the HoloActive Touch acts like a hologram virtual touchscreen – "its free-floating display is operated using finger gestures and confirms the commands with what the driver perceives as tactile feedback." The manufacturer promises the technology will combine the advantages of three different systems, currently available on some BMW models – the head-up display, gesture control, and classic direct touchscreen, as seen in the current 7 Series and the new 5 Series. All the features of a car can be controlled without any physical contact with materials, but the technology still enables "the visible and tangible driver-vehicle interaction familiar from conventional touchscreens."