Mercedes-Benz to Develop 3D Displays for Future Models
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In order to “catch up”, Mercedes-Benz has updated its 2011 A-Klasse Concept with screens that are capable of 3D display of portray differently arranged navigation levels. The driver is guided intuitively around the spatial depth of this menu structure by flowing movements and fluidly animated transitions. According to Mercedes-Benz, three-dimensional on-screen presentations enable information to be absorbed more intuitively.
However, the automaker says that in the future operation will be made more intuitive, with voice control covering most functions, supported by gestures and touch. in other words we shall be able to dictate e-mails or regular cellphone messages.
An interesting feature is the so called “free voice browsing,” which involves the driver in an apparent conversation with the vehicle. For example, the driver would simply have to ask: ”What’s the weather like in Southern California ” and they woulf be provided with the answer. Mercedes-Benz goal is to reduce driver distractedness by making everything as hands-free as possible, as related by mothorauthority.com.
There is no official word out on when we might see Merceds-Benz use these technologies. Some features for the current COMAND Online multimedia system will be available this fall which will also include new apps for Facebook, Twitter and Google.
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