Bosch concept car gets personal at CES 2017
Bosch is really getting in to the Internet of Things. They are focusing on personalisation in order we get the best tailored experience possible.
Bosch’s unnamed concept car uses facial recognition technology to change a number of settings to suit driver preferences. These range from radio station, mirror position and temperature.
As keys are so very 2000, the company is working on a secure platform that uses a mobile phone in lieu of a key.
If you thought altering the car’s preferences through facial recognition was futuristic, just hold on a second. For you to set your preferred stations, seating position, etc. you do this through a combination of a haptic touch display and a gesture control system.
Touch control and haptic feedback
The technology uses ultrasound sensors that let your hand feel whether it is in the right spot when controlling the interface via a virtual barrier.
The idea is preventing drivers from needless distraction. If the car’s responsibilities include the button pressing typically reserved for humans, it’s one less thing to worry about.
Naturally, all this tech was all put inside an equally futuristic-looking vehicle. It is also packing screens, very many screens. Even the wing mirrors are screens!
The Bosch car actually communicates with its surroundings. For instance, with community-based parking, the car is becoming a parking spot locator. When driving along the street, the car detects gaps between parked cars. The data gathered is then transmitted to a digital street map.
High-performance Bosch algorithms assess the plausibility of the data and make forecasts on the parking spot situation. A cloud-based service that uses this data to create a real-time parking map saves the driver a great deal of time and money, and also helps reduce stress.
We just have to wait and see what makes in to our daily drivers.