Takeshi Shirasaka of Alps Electric showed the latest developments of the studies that his company is carrying out with the aim (sic.) of “changing the human-car interface within 5-6 years”.
It is a system that makes extensive use of infrared (a 'sphere' positioned in the area adjacent to the positioning brake is used as a sort of 'optical mouse' to interact with the driver's gestures), large screens and technologies 'predictors' able to recommend roads, driving cadences and solutions, adapting to the abilities of those who are driving the car.
The system also 'recognizes' the owner, distinguishing between his gestures and those of a passenger (or an attacker, ed.)
Finally, an innovative tactile mechanism transforms a 'manual' gearbox into automatic depending on the type of driver, radically resolving the ancient dualism.
Take a look and then tell me.