Jaguar is just one of the brands that strive to provide their customers with structured technology that blends well with their existing aesthetics, style, class, and elegance. They’re pushing the envelope with new technology for their vehicles these days. Just a short while ago the company announced a new development in windscreen technology with their 360-degree Virtual Urban Windscreen that was able to project all kinds of information directly in front of the driver without distracting you from the road ahead.
Their latest tease is for a window system that could be operated by touch. I’m not entirely sure why, seeing as buttons on the side work very well as it is, but it is nonetheless, an innovation, if nothing else. This would, in all likelihood, eliminate the need for buttons altogether. According to one source, it was reported that Ian Callum, Jaguar’s Design Director, mentioned that the window system could be based on some type of proximity system.
Jaguar hasn’t had the best of luck when it comes to some of these innovations. Some of their early attempts at proximity sensor usage included the XF sedan’s proximity switchgear system that would pop open the glove compartment when a passenger’s knees were too close. This could prove to be a problem if the window system is designed the same way. Should anyone lean to close to the window it could simply roll down. That being said, there have been improvements and redesigns on systems like this. Perhaps the sensors could be very specifically placed, and not in the general area of the driver or passenger’s body “proximity”. However Callum also stated that the company knows exactly what they plan to do with this tech and how to deploy it, keeping security protocols high priority as well. So it’s really a matter of waiting and watching.
[Via – Autoblog]