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Supacat



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JLR investigates ultrasound gesture controls in cars

Some very clever people...

"Ultrahaptics has developed a technology that uses ultrasound to create feeling in mid-air. By holding their hand over ultrasound speakers the user can feel virtual objects, control switches and buttons."



http://www.electronicsweekly.com/news/auto...s-2015-09/

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London Lad



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Its already in the new BWM 7 series

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But why? Question

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Hm, so you can genuine 'feel' things that arent' there!

I can think of many, many applications for that (but none are vehicle-related)!

A whole new era of virtual reality beckons,,,,

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stanley wrote:
But why? Question


I assume for the BMW it's for the indicator switch, a virtual indicator switch would match the virtual indicators. http://www.yorkshireoffroadclub.net/

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^ Too true Rolling with laughter

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blackwolf



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Rolling with laughter

And the virtual switch to turn off the front and rear fog lights.

I think Audi must use the same technology.

Post #465466 22nd Oct 2015 11:33am
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Not to mention the virtual dim dip switch on the headlights Twisted Evil
thats 3 audis now that have come up behind me and then tailgated me with their main beams on, or the same guy 3 times, i still can't tell, my retinas haven't recovered yet.

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London Lad wrote:
Its already in the new BWM 7 series


Is it? Are you sure you aren't confusing it with Gesture Control?

Ultrahaptics enhances gesture control by giving the sensation of touching something that isn't there.
It's like the small vibration you get when you type on a smart phone. http://defender90xs.blogspot.co.uk/

Post #465860 23rd Oct 2015 3:22pm
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