We recently went over the details of the new Hyundai HCD-14 Concept car revealed at the Detroit Auto Show. Now we’ve come across a few details about the technology that makes up the dashboard.
Hyundai’s ultimate goal is to make driving as least distracting as possible. By using eye-tracking and motion sensing technology they have made an infotainment system with no-touch controls.
How it works is by pushing a small button on the back of the steering wheel with your left hand. The eye-tracking then detects which of the four icons (Navigation, Temperature, Telephone, and Audio) you are focusing on. Release the button and the option is selected.
Once it is selected, reach your hand out in front of the dash and by using typical touch screen motions you adjust your options. The system can tell the shape of your hand, for example turning a knob.
Hyundai has said this technology is similar to that of the Xbox360 Kinect.
All this technology is meant to help drivers become less distracted. The driver should not have to take their eyes away from the road just to change the temperature of their car. This is intended to make driving safer for everyone.