Gadjets galore! Auto Show showcases wireless technology
David Moore January 8, 2013 | AP
Just about the time you think
you’ve seen or heard of every new electronic gadget for your car, a few more
come down the pike.With the North
American International Auto Show beginning next week, WGVU’s David Moore takes
a look under the dash.
Between safety, navigation and creature
comforts,it’s enough to leave many of
us blinking in wonder.Martin Schleicher
is Vice President of Infotainment for Elektrobit Automotive, which makes
wireless mobile components.They’re the
heart of software that enables communication between driver and various onboard
Among the most fascinating are gesture
operated systems that respond to hand motions.And Schleicher says these aren’t futuristic dreams still on the drawing
board.They’re already here.
Schleicher notes “There is some use of this
technology already in use in cars in different forms. One is the use of hand
gestures, to adjust device volume. The same process can also be used for
writing letters and numbers on a touchpad in the car, and being recognized and
converted to characters.”
Gestures in the air, converted to
readable characters. Or imagine 3-D displays of Google Earth and Google Street View
Schleicher notes Elektrobit-based
systems are already on the road in millions of both foreign and domestic
Elektrobit is a Ffinnish
company with its American headquarters in the Detroit suburb of Novi.
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