New Technology from Jaguar Land Rover
July 28, 2020—Jaguar Land Rover teams up with Cambridge University to develop "touchless touchscreens," reports USA Today. A technology titled "Predictive Touch" would analyze the driver's gestures and guess where they mean to touch on the screen, eliminating the need for contact.
This AI-powered gesture-reading system is intended to allow drivers to keep their eyes on the road, uninterrupted while also cutting down on the spread of bacteria in the age of the coronavirus.
While exciting, this technology is not necessarily new. BMW drivers have been waving their hands in the air of their vehicles to adjust volume levels for years and the Mercedes Benz-S Class allows for touch-free scrolling and browsing.