CES 2017: The Volkswagen Interactive Experience Unsuccessful?

Jan 23, 2017 07:40 AM EST | Leian N.


At the CES 2017 expo, tech-savvy enthusiasts got a taste of what Volkswagen has to offer for its future automobile franchises. Known as the Volkswagen Interactive Experience by the brand's booth, visitors claimed that the system was a failure for its eye-tracking technology did not work. What went wrong?

The Defects. When a CES 2017 reviewer visited the Volkswagen Interactive Experience booth, he tested the eye-tracking technology feature that the brand promised to deliver by the said event. When the same person went over to the Bosch booth who also showcased the same feature with their separate product, the same did not work.

An engineer for the Volkswagen Interactive experience then explained that the said feature failed to perform for the tester had polarized lenses on. When the eye-tracking technology detected his eyes with glasses on, the lenses blocked about 90% of the blue-spectrum light which resulted in an unseen defect of the feature. Consequently, the issue was resolved and the attendees suggested people should test it with bare eyes, reported Auto Blog.

Other Tech Features. Apart from the eye-tracking technology, the Volkswagen Interactive experience offered visitors a sneak peek to brand's future models. The high-tech interior concept comprised of a three-dimensional dashboard and next-gen head-up display which incorporated graphics which were technologically designed to mitigate the distraction from the driver. On top of which, there were also two LCD screens along with three-dimensional gauge cluster with its transparent top layer.

On top of the Volkswagen booth, other global high-end electronic products such as the Airwheel was featured at CES 2017. It was labeled as an intelligent scooter sector which had low-carbon and green travel features, reported Digital Journal. Like Volkswagen, the booth inspired the future of the automobile industry to be more environmental-friendly by promoting electric mobility.

Despite a minor technical error, the Volkswagen Interactive experience booth at the CES 2017 showed that the future of the automobile industry would be packed with electrically-generated vehicles with technological features that mitigate driver disturbance.

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