Bosch’s concept is all about “turning the car into a personal assistant” and “the third living space”. A driver monitor camera with face-recognition technology recognises the driver as soon as he or she gets in the car and personalises the set-up of the steering wheel, mirrors, interior temperature and radio station. The system also detects driver drowsiness and issues a warning signal.
Bosch’s concept also includes gesture-control with haptic feedback, which uses ultrasound to determine the driver’s hand gestures and translate them into tasks. The same haptic technology is deployed on the touchscreen in the concept, which makes the touchscreen buttons feel like real buttons, making it possible to operate the infotainment controls without looking, and thus avoid loss of eye contact with the road ahead.