Jaguar Land Rover Contactless Touchscreen
Jaguar Land Rover collaborated with researchers at University of Cambridge to develop a contactless touchscreen that will not only help keep drivers’ eyes on the road, but also reduce the spread of bacteria and viruses. It’s officially called ‛predictive touch’ and this technology utilizes artificial intelligence as well as sensors to determine a user’s intended target on the display. This could be for directions on the satellite navigation, temperature controls or just changing songs on Spotify, all without touching a button.



This project is part of Jaguar Land Rover’s Destination Zero vision, or it’s desire to make its vehicles safer, the environment cleaner and the world healthier. Their tests in labs and on-road showed that predictive touch technology could reduce a driver’s touchscreen interaction effort as well as time, by up to 50%.

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Jaguar Land Rover Contactless Touchscreen
Jaguar Land Rover Contactless Touchscreen

As countries around the world exit lockdown, we notice how many everyday consumer transactions are conducted using touchscreens: railway or cinema tickets, ATMs, airport check-ins and supermarket self-service checkouts, as well as many industrial and manufacturing applications. Predictive touch technology eliminates the need to touch an interactive display and could therefore reduce the risk of spreading bacteria or viruses on surfaces,” said the company.

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