Central controller with integrated touchpad

  • 29-Aug-2012 04:18 EDT
Preh Central Controller.jpg

Preh’s central controller concept offers an integrated touchpad. Under a black panel surface, the safety-oriented feature has a screen that displays a wide range of menus that are selected via a rotary and push knob with integrated touchpad for navigation, telephone, multimedia, and memo-board. Function selection can be done via the touchpad in the submenus. For example, in “write” mode all characters written with one finger are displayed. The integrated touchpad not only provides finger-writing recognition but also smartphone-like gestures, such as zoom-in/-out or swipe and scroll. According to Preh, the control knob design addresses the issue of incorporating up-to-date means of driver control—as seen in smartphone operations—in a way that helps minimize eyes-off-road time.

HTML for Linking to Page
Page URL
Rate It
0.00 Avg. Rating

Read More Articles On

Focused on the near-term safety-improvement potential underlying autonomous-driving technology, Toyota - counter to much of the auto industry - sees real promise in developing SAE Level 2-3 systems.
Connectivity spawns need for security designed-in from the beginning, a complex issue that spans many disciplines.
If there’s any doubt that connectivity is the next wave for advanced features and functions, it should dissipate after CES 2017. A multitude of advances in over the air updates and security will be shown in Las Vegas in January, setting the stage for much of the auto industry’s technology rollouts throughout the year.
Emerging markets and technologies are both creating openings for Taiwanese suppliers. China’s burgeoning automotive market is a primary target for companies that focus on OEM sales, while emerging technologies like LEDs and head-up displays (HUD) are also providing opportunities.

Related Items

Training / Education
Technical Paper / Journal Article
Training / Education