The future of the autonomous driving is closer than ever and Canatu demonstrated solutions that make the user interface of the autonomous driving adjustable, intuitive and space conscious already today. One good example was the door at the Daimler booth (2nd floor) with a large touch area and displays. The mechanical buttons were replaced with 3D shaped touch functions.
The combination of form and function in the cars let the driver to concentrate on driving. The user can find the controls and functions with a finger touch without need to focus on icons or flat displays.
In the future, the driver can be working or relaxing in the car and the interior must enable these different ways to behave. The cars will be moving living rooms and the displays and their functions need to be adjustable for versatile use, depending on the driving mode (self-driving or autonomous). The cars are even more connected and the architecture and use cases need to be re-thought to support the new era of driving.
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