Automotive

Honda to show auto navigation and multimedia system with gesture recognition

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The Gathers Advance 4 system includes iPod integration and a screen for rear seat passengers
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The Gathers Advance 4 system includes iPod integration and a screen for rear seat passengers
The Gathers Advance 4 system appears to have a particular area over the centre of the steering wheel where the driver makes his hand signals
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The Gathers Advance 4 system appears to have a particular area over the centre of the steering wheel where the driver makes his hand signals
The Gathers Advance 4 screen for rear seat passengers
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The Gathers Advance 4 screen for rear seat passengers
The Gathers Advance 4 system includes cameras to capture driver gestures
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The Gathers Advance 4 system includes cameras to capture driver gestures
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Tokyo Auto Salon opens tomorrow and could benefit from much of the hangover from the greatly downsized Tokyo Motor Show last October. One of the most exciting prospects of the show is the first showing of Honda’s Gathers Advance 4, a next-generation car navigation and multimedia system concept which is based around a combination of gesture control (top left image) and voice recognition. Little has been released about the system as yet, however a series of images released by Honda indicates in-car cameras trained on the driver (behind iPod –top right) and voice recognition controls on the steering wheel (bottom right).

The Honda Gathers system is a proprietary Honda audio, multimedia and navigation system already on the market in Japan. The idea of using both voice and gesture recognition to control an entertainment and navigation system makes more sense than any touch-based system, so we’re quite keen to see whetre things lead with this. Stay tuned.

1 comment
JAT
Gesture recognition. Hmmmm what happens if I shoot the bird at one of these cars? Does it beep back?
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