Look ma, no hands! BMW teases AirTouch before CES
BMW is unveiling a Vision Car Concept to display what the interior and user interface may look like in the future at the Consumer Electronics Show next week.
The company says that with the new technology, drivers will be more connected with their cars. For example, BMW has created a feature called AirTouch, which allows users to control entertainment, navigation and communication functions using gestures rather than actually touching the screen. AirTouch contains sensors that scan between the center console and the rearview mirror and record hand movements. Now sound can be adjusted, phone calls can be answered and icons can be selected with a simple movement.
An AirTouch button is located on the steering wheel for convenience, and BMW says drivers should be able to concentrate more on the road ahead with these functions.
More information on the Vision Car Concept and AirTouch will be revealed at CES in