Hand Gesture Control to Be Used in Cars [Video]
Harman’s system reportedly allows users to turn on the sound system by blinking (Blink182 jokes anybody?), while the volume is controlled by tilting the head and the track skipping by tapping the steering wheel. As for the climate control, this is done by movements of the hand above the gear shift lever.
All this is done by using an infrared sensor that detects certain gestures. Once this is activated, it sends a signal to a dedicated processor, which activates the various hardware bits of the car.
The big problem with systems like this is that they work far less than perfect, but Harmann brags that it won’t release its feature until this meets certain standards, which means we may have to wait up to 3 years for it.
PS: we've attached a video that shows Jim Carrey presenting his version of the upcoming in-car gesture control systems.