In Collaboration with the University of Cambridge, Jaguar Land Rover is developing a contactless touchscreen to help drivers stay safer on the road while using the car’s infotainment systems. A touchless touchscreen – an oxymoron – is a huge step closer to Jaguar Land Rover’s Destination zero vision. Though the research teams at Cambridge university and Jaguar Range Rover have been working on the technology for quite some time, it came out at just the right time to help us adapt to the new way of living in the post-Covid-19 world. The experts at CarSwitch.com, an online marketplace to buy any car in Dubai, did some research to share the details with you.
Making cars more hygienic
This new technology is announced as the world adapts to the new normal following the Covid-19 pandemic. Jaguar Land rover claims the touchless screen will minimize the spread of viruses and bacteria since it helps eliminate the need to touch while operating it. However, keep in mind that if you share the car with another driver or even passengers the risk is still there. You are sharing a confined space with them and the car might already be contaminated. Yet, this is going to be probably the most hygienic option when you plan to buy any car in Dubai in the future.
Safer on the road
Touchscreens and other in-car technologies are a common part of many cars you buy in Dubai. At the same time, they can be a risky distraction for the driver. Lab tests and on road trials by the Jaguar Land Rover reveal that the touchless touchscreen technology can minimize the screen interaction by 50%. This means less time spent gazing at the screen and more on the road, making the cars safer and the system controls more efficient. Whether it is satellite navigation, temperature controls or entertainment settings, now you can manage it all in half the time if you choose the new Jaguar Land Rover when you buy a car in Dubai.
Predictive touch technology
The contactless touchscreen incorporates artificial intelligence with sensors – this patented technology is termed as Predictive Touch. The technology uses common consumer electronics features including gesture sensors, vision based and radio frequency-based sensors, and an eye gaze sensor with artificial intelligence to anticipate where the user intends to touch in real time. The technology incorporates contextual information such as the user’s profile, and interface design to auto select what the user intends to do. This allows the user to control the system settings more quickly without coming into contact with the screen.
The demo video ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pd1ZZ0szUmo ) released on the Company’s official website shows user interaction with the screen. You have to take your hand away from the screen for selecting each new option and it might take some practice to get accustomed to hovering the hand over the screen instead of actually touching it while you drive. The predictive touch technology can be more effective than a touchscreen on bumpy roads where selecting the desired option by touch often becomes difficult.
A versatile innovation
The predictive touch technology is an innovative way to help prevent the spread of pathogens. At the same time, it makes the in-car technology safer by reducing the interaction time. The best part is that this technology will not be limited to only the new models. Rather, it will be easily deployed in the existing cars that already use gesture and vision-based sensors. This will be possible since the new technology is software based incorporating artificial intelligence with the sensors.
Destination Zero – smarter and safer mobility
Jaguar Land Rover’s Destination zero vision aims to make cars safer with minimal environmental impact. Destination zero is the automaker’s dedicated research and development program working towards “zero emissions, zero accidents and zero congestion, even zero waste”. In short, moving towards a smarter and sustainable environment.
This new technology is a great step towards a better, safer and smarter future. With the need for social distancing and contactless interaction in the current times, Land Rovers touchless touchscreen cars are a great innovation. However, it is not certain when the new technology will be available in the market.If you are looking to buy any car in Dubai with cutting edge tech and innovative features, then be sure to check out some of the options on CarSwitch.com!