1/8/2015

VW Unveils Gesture Control Concept for Infotainment

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Volkswagen AG unveiled a gesture-recognition infotainment system concept at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

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Volkswagen AG unveiled a gesture-recognition infotainment system concept at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

VW is showing the system installed in a Golf R hatchback. The company says the technology aims to reduce the complexity of controlling a growing number of infotainment system functions. The capability, housed in a 12.8-inch high-res touchscreen in the center stack, recognizes midair gestures that don't require the operator to touch a screen.

A conventional 8-inch touchscreen without gesture control sits below the main screen. It is used to control the climate controls and select media. A third 12.3-inch screen with neither touch nor gesture capability replaces a conventional instrument panel.