27 Jul 20

Jaguar Land Rover develops contactless touchscreen to fight bacteria and viruses

New contactless touchscreen technology developed by Jaguar Land Rover and the University of Cambridge will help keep drivers’ eyers on the road and reduce the spread of bacteria and viruses in a post COVID-19 world.

The technology uses artificial intelligence to determine the item the user intends to select on the screen early in the pointing task, speeding up the interaction. A gesture tracker uses vision-based or radio frequency-based sensors to combine contextual information such as user profile, interface design and environmental conditions with data available from other sensors, such as an eye-gaze tracker, to infer the user’s intent in real time.

The system is part of Jaguar Land Rover’s Destination Zero vision – a desire to make its vehicles safer and the environment cleaner and healthier.

It is as yet unclear when this technology will be added to production vehicles.

Image: Jaguar Land Rover

Authored by: Benjamin Uyttebroeck