New gaze recognition technology could let you control in-car features using only your EYES


NEW vehicle technology could allow you to control features in your car using just your eyes and facial expressions.

And you’ll even be able to book a table at your favourite restaurant by pointing at it when you drive past.

 You could soon open your windows using hand gestures and eye contact
You could soon open your windows using hand gestures and eye contact

BMW has revealed its new gaze recognition technology which allows you to control the inside of your car using your eyes and facial expressions.

Dubbed Natural Interaction, the technology was unveiled at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week.

The system can register driver commands through eye movement, speech and hand gestures using a series of in-built cameras and sensors.

Motorists will be able to open and close their windows, adjust air vents and turn down the volume of their radio by pointing at the in-car features.

 The system responds to hand gestures, voice and eye movement
The system responds to hand gestures, voice and eye movement

You’ll also able to look outside the car at a nearby restaurant and find out its opening hours, menu and even book a table, according to BMW.

The system will use machine learning to better understand the driver’s preferences and improve its accuracy over time.

It will allegedly available in the BMW iNEXT from 2021.

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Christoph Grote, senior vice president of BMW Group electronics, said: “Customers should be able to communicate with their intelligent connected vehicle in a totally natural way.

“People shouldn’t have to think about which operating strategy to use to get what they want. They should always be able to decide freely – and the car should still understand them.

“BMW Natural Interaction is also an important step for the future of autonomous vehicles, when interior concepts will no longer be geared solely towards the driver’s position and occupants will have more freedom.”





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