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Bmw to Showcase Airtouch Control at Ces

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After introducing Gesture Control in its 7 Series, German automaker BMW is planning to introduce AirTouch to its infotainment system.

AirTouch allows drivers and passengers to take control of the car's entertainment, navigation and communication functions using simple gestures.

Users can operate the system without even touching the surface of the display, as the sensors present in the system record the hand movements.

The sensors located in the area of the instrument dashboard facilitates a three-dimensional control, thereby enabling a simple hand gesture to activate the surfaces on the panorama display.

AirTouch has a button on the rim of the steering wheel for users to confirm an action.

The menu lights up when an icon is activated and it can be commanded with a single tap.

For passengers, a similar button is installed on the side sill in the door area to allow them to use one hand to navigate through the menu and the other hand to confirm inputs.

BMW said: "The intelligent AirTouch menu control reduces the number of steps needed to make a selection.

"For example, when activating the phone pad, the system automatically brings up contacts or call lists to the top select level so that a call can be made with just one further action.

"AirTouch recognizes which selection and control steps are required next and displays them in advance."

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