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Gestural Control in Cars September 14, 2011

Posted by reto wettach in innovative interfaces, physical interaction design.

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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