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Gestural Control in Cars September 14, 2011

Posted by reto wettach in innovative interfaces, physical interaction design.
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At the IAA this year, which will be opening for the public next weekend, Mercedes is showing their high-end concept car F 125 (and here)- of course based on green technology and very cool:


(image source)

What I am particulary excited about is the fact that they finally integrate gesture based interaction in the car – not for driving (there is still a steering wheel), but for everything else. Here you can see a detail from the screen:


(image source, youtube-video “The Mecedes-Benz F 125! – First Video”, interface visible at 1:06)

According to the video, also the doors open based on hand gestures. Wow!

Here you can see the design director of Mercedes, Gorden Wagener, talking about this – of course not without quoting Minority Report:

 

 

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