PLDS showcases H2i Touchless technology at Telematics Munich 2012
PLDS demos implementation of H2i's technology on its in-car solution
H2i's solution is a unique infrared-based technology for creating mechanics-free touchless interfaces, gesture control, writing recognition, and proximity sensing applications. H2i offers OEM and automobile equipment manufacturers a cost-effective, hi-tech interface solution for today's demanding vehicle cockpit control systems. PLDS, with a robust portfolio of CD and DVD drives as well as new developments for the automotive industry, selected H2i's technology for a new generation of infotainment system.
"H2i's solution closes the circle of the car ecosystem offered by PLDS" says Dr. Gabriel Muresan, Senior Manager New Technology at PLDS. "Touchless Touch brings the automotive industry one step closer to eliminating the driver distraction. Along with Wireless Charging solution, Head-up Display and Smartphone Integration Touchless HMI is a natural move towards a seamless user experience in the car environment".
"We are pleased to announce our partnership with PLDS," says Laurent Maleysson, Executive Chairman of H2i. "Tier-1 automotive suppliers struggle to manage safety in connected vehicles, especially as more sophisticated mobile devices and services are being deployed. Touchless HMI continues to grow in adoption and we are pleased that PLDS can offer gesture recognition to the market."
H2i's gesture control module is available as an SDK for partners to easily integrate into their own products. The solution provides high speed gesture recognition up to 3 m/s in all light conditions.
To learn more about H2i and watch a demonstration, visit the H2i technologies homepage or see a live demonstration during your visit at PLDS (Booth 14&15) at Telematics Munich.
H2i designs and develops cutting-edge touchless user interface solutions for automotive, home appliance, lighting applications, and industrial sector. H2i has developed its infrared-based Whaptics® Touchless Touch technology as a solution for OEMs to provide an exciting, ultra-modern user experience with innovative products.
Whaptics technology from H2i is the result of many years of diligent engineering and intellectual property development. H2i has filed several key patents to protect Whaptics technology and to be able to provide unique and robust solutions in the long-term.
PLDS Germany GmbH
Philips & Lite-On Digital Solutions (PLDS) is one of the world's leading companies for automotive infotainment, supplying CD and DVD drives as well as so-called virtual CD changers for car radios, navigation systems, rear seat entertainment systems and multimedia units in the vehicle. PLDS can look back on more than five decades of experience in the automotive infotainment industry. Today, Business Unit Automotive of the joint venture Philips & Lite-On Digital Solutions has more than 800 employees worldwide and supports customers at several subsidiaries throughout the globe, with a powerful Research & Development Center in Germany. Following the success of optical disc drive production PLDS has been developing and manufacturing new products in the areas of automotive wireless charging, car-connectivity, and head up display kinematics.