BMW Announces In-Car Gesture Controls at CES

Smartphones and tablets are changing how automotive infotainment systems work.

At the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show, BMW is showcasing the newest ways that people will be able to interact with its infotainment system through touch control and non-contact gesture recognition. According to the German automaker, future models will have a similar user experience as to what people are used to with touch-sensitive interfaces found on today’s smartphones and tablets. The company is incorporating non-contact gesture recognition to its touchscreen Control Display that will allow users to perform tasks such as inputting one’s home address with a directed gesture in the area between the gear lever and instrument panel.

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Additionally, Touch Command will be a system that uses a standard Samsung tablet as a control interface for infotainment and comfort functions, allowing the latest devices to seamlessly integrate with the vehicle. The tablet will connect wirelessly to the onboard electronics of the BMW allowing passengers in the back to also control functions such as the rear seat entertainment system.

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