New cockpit concept from Visteon

  • 19-May-2014 04:07 EDT
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The gesture-recognition technology uses a camera system to map the user's hand and replicate a virtual hand on the center stack.

Visteon's Horizon cockpit concept blends three emerging technologies—including 3-D gesture recognition—to transform the way a driver controls features such as interior temperature, audio, and navigation. The gesture-recognition technology uses a camera system to map the user's hand and replicate a virtual hand on the center stack. Controls can be manipulated by moving the hand or just a finger; radio volume, for example, can be adjusted by making a turning motion with one's hand. Another Horizon technology is called Virtual Touch Screen. By integrating a pressure-sensitive touch pad, drivers can operate center stack controls without having to physically reach for them. The touch pad recognizes the amount of pressure applied for improved responses. The touch pad can be implemented with any soft material, such as leather or cloth, allowing flexibility for its location. In Dual-Layered Display technology, high-resolution graphics present information on two separate planes, bringing only those controls with which the driver is interacting to the forefront. Watch a video on the Horizon concept at

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