At CES this week BMW has shown off a concept of their new seats and car interface that uses only your gaze to interact with the car.
BMW’s new i interaction interface introduces controls that are activated using nothing but your gaze, as well as plush loungers for you to relax in while the car does the work.
The new interface uses gaze-tracking to determine where you’re looking and provide context for voice instructions. The system can tell whether you’re looking at another passenger in the car, a restaurant outside, or part of the car’s interior. The aim is to make interacting with the vehicle feel more natural, and like speaking to a person rather than a machine.
At CES, BMW demonstrated this new interface in a special concept cabin called BMW i Interaction EASE. This concept only focuses on the car’s interior and shows just how cushy driving could be once everyone is a passenger.
Each regular seat has been replaced with a ZeroG Lounger, which can be tilted back by up to 60 degrees while still keeping you safe in the event of an accident.
While this may still seem like something out of star trek BMW have already fitted three BMW X7 models with the new interface and seats and the company says they will be ready for production videos in the next few years.
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