BMW i8 Spyder Concept with AirTouch technology will debut at CES 2016
CES 2016 is going to be stuffed with new age tech and cars are going to be on the top list to showcase technological breakthroughs. One futuristic car to look out for will be the BMW i8 Spyder Concept which will be revealed at the mega event. This BMW concept car focuses on interior technology and the user interface we are most likely to see in future automobiles.
The talking point will be AirTouch technology which is all about laid-back gesture control for controlling entertainment, navigation and communication while driving your car. A prime example of that would be the operation of gesture-controlled screen which understands your hand movement to make the intended action.
This technology will be an advanced version of the Gesture Control System found in BMW 7 Series as it allows 3D gestures. An array of sensors mounted between the center console and interior rearview mirror will scan the movement of hand to allow the driver to focus on driving.
A good example of that would be the activation of phone pad which automatically initiates the contacts or call lists to the top select level to make calls in a jiffy. To initiate the AirTouch button located on left side of steering wheel, user has to activate it with the thumb and it lights up whenever a menu/icon is initiated. Just with one tap, the user is able to activate the desired program or toggle the settings. This in a way is beyond the touch activation as user is able to control everything with gestures in 3D environment.