Smart surface supports the next-gen automotive user interfaces

21-03-2023 | Touchnetix | Test & Measurement

To support the next generation of automotive user interfaces and experiences, TouchNetix now provides its aXiom technology which helps smart surfaces.

This unique user interface chip technology seamlessly and cost-efficiently integrates underneath materials and fabrics. The market-leading SNR assists features including touch, force-sensing, haptic feedback, 3D proximity and hover sensing, even when an air gap separates the sensor and the user area. This technology can be implemented through all kinds of plastic, wood, glass, fabric, and even in combination.

Car manufacturers increasingly want to redefine automotive user experiences by offering intuitive, safer, and more modern user interfaces at smaller costs. Backlit icons directly behind the dashboard fabric may be activated upon power-up or by using the aXiom 3D proximity-sensing gesture technology. Together with its patented touch and force-sensing technology allows for a modern and low-cost implementation of key functions directly on the dashboard. The single-chip technology supports curved shapes, finger guides, sliders, and buttons, directly on the dashboard fabric or on a touch display or pad.

Vegard Wollan, CEO of TouchNetix, added, "Customers can integrate market-leading touch, force-sensing and touchless technology beneath a multitude of fabrics and materials by using aXiom. This enables modern cockpit designs with more intuitive and safer user experiences at a lower cost than the traditional mechanical designs."


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