Yesterday at its CES press conference, Nvidia talked a lot about how it believes the future of the car will involve large numbers of screens. Today, Volkswagen debuted its prototype of the Golf R Touch, which includes the automaker’s vision of what the car of the future’s user interface will look like. It’s surprisingly similar to Nvidia’s.
As VW’s Dr. Heinz-Jakob Neußer noted in today’s keynote, the company is “concentrating on improved info transfer from the car to the driver and vice versa.” This means lots of touchscreens, but also a focus on gesture control.
The center panel of the R Touch, for example, includes a 12.8-inch main screen for all the infotainment functions with a small 8-inch control center screen underneath it to operate climate control and similar features. The dashboard has also been replaced by a 12.3-inch widescreen display that replaces the classic instrument cluster.
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