Believe it or not, touchscreen smartphones have given a tough competition to traditional controls of cars like button and switches. According to a media reports, it is believed that back-seat passengers will have the touchscreen to control automotive accessories such as air-conditioning, infotainment, and navigation. This will help ensure your over-all safety as the new techniques will reduce distractions for a driver.
British luxury automaker Bentley has introduced a slick remote control which whirrs up from the rear of the centre console. The cigarette-packet size device is fitted with a touch-screen. Interestingly, the remote control manages audio-visual equipments like twin TV screens, a navigation system, a stereo, and even a fridge. It also allows passengers to adjust interior temperature and configure the seats.
The reports also added that cheaper cars will also showcase such a kind of control. For instance, the all-new Volkswagen Passat will come with an app that owners can download on a tablet. Using the car’s Wi-Fi, the tablet will allow passengers surf the internet as well as interact with the infotainment system. As per the reports, the idea is that the tablet reflects the same information as what is visible to the driver. There is a probability that this might include the route being taken and the time needed to complete the journey from one destination to another.
German car manufacturer Audi has come up with an Audi-brand tablet. It is a 10.2 inch display introduced as a remote control for a range of vehicle functions. The tablet enables passengers to access to the web, media, and navigation systems. It also allows occupants to control the radio, reports concluded. (Image: blogs.car.com)