Safety concerns may ultimately drive demand for in-car hand gesture technology. But will it become standard, or simply a sideshow to the HMI mix? Brian Kenety and Jan Stojaspal report.
Kinect – pardon the pun – was a game changer. Arguably one small step for technology long in use, Microsoft’s motion sensing input device for the Xbox 360 was a giant leap for virtual reality, allowing players to control and interact with the gaming console solely through gesture and spoken commands. Selling eight million units within two months of launching, it’s the fastest-selling consumer electronics device ever, Guinness World Records says.
Industry insight: Telematics and the human-machine interface
Industry insight: The connected car
Telematics Munich 2013