CES Concept Features Cockpit with Gesture Recognition, Autonomous Technology

Dec 09, 2013 11:58 AM EST | Jordan Ecarma (j.ecarma@autoworldnews.com)

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An automotive supplier will display concept technologies including a cockpit with gesture recognition and autonomous features at the 2014 International CES event next month in Las Vegas.

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In its 15th year as part of the consumer electronics convention, global automotive supplier Visteon Corporation will present a showcase with new concepts that focus on autonomous driving, according to a press release.

"Consumers' demand for media access and seamless connectivity solutions is changing the face of automotive electronics and Visteon has the technology and capabilities to drive this evolution," Martin T. Thall, newly appointed president of Visteon Electronics, said in the press release.

The vehicle cockpit technologies require less physical interaction and reduce potential distractions for the driver, said the press release.

Visteon's concepts explore a new user interface where the driver's eye gaze and head direction provide control in the vehicle cockpit. Image tracking, gesture recognition and camera technology all work together in the concept system.

The connected car project with autonomous driving features was developed in partnership with a European car manufacturer.

The concept also features connectivity, touch technology and next-generation user interface in the infotainment system.

"With our rich automotive heritage and global innovation capability, Visteon is ideally positioned to manage the intersection of consumer electronics and the automobile, which has essentially become the world's largest mobile device," said Timothy D. Leuliette, Visteon president and CEO.

"2014 will be an exciting year for Visteon Electronics as we begin to deliver the technologies for the connected car. We look forward to showcasing our capabilities at CES, which has become synonymous with technology innovations." 

Scheduled for Jan. 7-10 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, the 2014 CES will feature more than 3,200 exhibitors. 

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