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Bosch demonstrates Ultrahaptics’ technology in concept car

Credit: Bosch

Ultrahaptics has announced that its touch-free haptic feedback solution is integrated into a concept car being exhibited by Bosch at CES 2017.

“The Bosch application at CES demonstrates how touchless gesture-recognition can help car makers gain greater market acceptance for the incorporation of gesture control,” said Steve Cliffe, CEO of Ultrahaptics.

The touchless technology provides a human-machine interface to infotainment systems, such as in-car audio and connected-car applications.

The solution uses ultrasound to generate a haptic response directly onto the user’s bare hands, which is said to offer drivers the reassurance that their hands are in the right area for a gesture to be recognised and for an immediate haptic response to an instruction.

This makes driving safer as it avoids accidental cancellation of the command or the need for drivers to take their eyes off the road and check the display visually.

Peggy Lee

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