Cool Haptic Implementations
Leading and up-and-coming automotive brands use haptics to great advantage. Their products are winning awards, receiving acclaim, and delighting customers with extraordinary user driver experiences. With haptics, users experience more intuitive interactions, reduced glance time for improved safety, and more elegant space-saving designs.
Lexus's Remote Touch Interface Touchpad
"...it's a slick solution."
The next version of Lexus’s innovative remote-touch thinking: the Remote Touch Interface (RTI) touchpad. Lexus-cockpit engineers, in their unending commitment to superb HMI (Human-Machine Interface) design, have basically evolved the system from point-and-click to tap-and-swipe dynamics.
Lexus designers also gave the system haptic feedback. In other words, the touchpad will gently thump and pulse as the driver navigates menus and vehicle systems, which helps the driver move through options intuitively.
In many ways, the new touchpad is the real-world expression of Lexus’s innovative exploration into automotive touch technology... But more than that, it’s part of a larger commitment to a connective human-machine design approach, which calls for technology to be seamless and unobtrusive, and employ natural movements on the operator’s part.
Lexus RC Touchpad video (YouTube)
Ingenius Cadillac CUE Infotainment System
Cadillac User Experience
Awards and Accolades for 2013 Cadillac CTS Sedan:
- The All New CTS Sedan: Motor Trend's 2014 Car of the Year
- The All New CTS Sedan: Named a 2014 Car and Driver 10 Best Winner
- Road & Track Best Luxury Sedan of 2013: 2014 Cadillac CTS V Sport
CUE blends first-of-its-kind technology with highly intelligent design, bringing the intuitive control of smart phones and tablets safely to the road. With a clean, uncluttered design, natural voice recognition, and responsive touch screen technology, CUE creates an experience that’s as effortless as it is advanced.
CUE is remarkably simple, intuitive and accessible. For the tech-savvy, it’s everything you want it to be—a full suite of infotainment, navigation and communication tools that keeps you fully connected. But you don’t have to be a technophile to appreciate it.
Kia K9 / Hyundai Equus
Haptic Steering Wheel Dial
Drivers can easily navigate menus for a variety of vehicle and route information. A slight vibrating sensation when scrolling over a new selection helps to improve driver concentration and safety.
"Kia released a set of new photos including one of a steering wheel-mounted menu dial with haptic feedback, which might be an industry first." —MotorTrend
Hyundai has just released a series of short films detailing many of the updates to its flagship Equus model for 2014, including a new steering wheel mounted dial uses haptic feedback to “feel” through different menus. —AutoGuide.com
Aston Martin Vanquish's New Glass Center Console
Sexy Capacitive Touch Interface, Complete With Haptic Feedback
The Vanquish retains Aston's characteristic, sloping shape of the center console, the expensive-looking semi-transparent gauges, and the swing-up navigation screen. But the climate controls and the telematics system have taken a leap forward. There now are two rotating knobs and two touch-sensitive pads, a system that’s not only intuitive but also clears up the clutter that had accumulated on the center stack over previous generations of Astons.
Acura RLX On-Demand Multi-use Display
A 7-inch Touch Screen LCD
There are now two screens in the center: the lower On-Demand Multi-use Display (ODMD) touch screen contains primary controls for audio and climate controls, allowing the main display screen to remain high for at-a-glance viewing and to display information that’s independent from the touch screen.
The New Infotainment: The Touchpad
Opel has revealed the updated version of its Insignia sedan, hatch and wagon range, which features more “premium” styling than before, and a new haptic feedback touchpad for the entertainment and nav system.
Check out the informational video on YouTube.