Tomorrow’s automotive interior will be fundamentally different in shape and functionality, as end customers demand greater convenience, safety, and individualization. Car manufacturers around the world are working toward enhancing the overall driving experience for their customers and this includes implementing innovative ways in which the driver and the passengers can interact with the vehicle's systems and settings.
Optical gesture sensing has proven itself to be a superior technology to simplify human-machine interaction in the car and improve safety by enabling the driver to keep their eyes on the road while communicating with the vehicle via gestures . Already today, optical gesture control systems enable applications like starting or ending a phone call, starting or ending the navigation, controlling the sunroof, radio and sound-settings, scrolling through menus, and adjusting the interior lighting. As the technology matures, more and more applications will follow.
With its rich portfolio of illumination and sensing solutions, ams can support various system approaches ranging from proximity-based solutions for simple and static gesture recognition up to highly sophisticated 3D ToF architectures for complex and dynamic gesture recognition.