• CES
  • Jan 18, 2012
Not to be outdone by its competitors from Ingolstadt, Mercedes-Benz brought out its own vision of the future of interiors, complete with augmented reality, a fully customizable dashboard and gesture-based controls. There's not a knob or button to be found...

The video after the jump demonstrates the Dynamic & Intuitive Control Experience (DICE) far better than words can convey, but the basic elements are these: a series of proximity sensors detect hand motions across the interior, allowing you to scroll, select and control a variety of functions. The highlights include the ability to get information about the businesses and sights around you, connect with friends nearby and control all the standard music and navigation functionality you'd expect in a high-end ride. But it's not without its issues.

The major problem is there's no way for the system to detect if you're motioning or just have your hand out, and making matters worse is the poor definition of exactly where your hands and arms should be to take control of specific elements. But Mercedes has time to work out the kinks – one exec admitted that a production version is at least 20 years out.


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      IBx27
      • 2 Years Ago
      Gesture controls. Because taking your hands off the wheel is an essential part of driving. I wonder what happens when you go to flip someone off?
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      RR Coor J
      • 2 Years Ago
      Captain's log..
      Auto Car
      • 2 Years Ago
      Of course, we all have. One completes a design—for whatever platform—and it is the template that takes us to the finish line, guarantees continuity and provides sustainability by expediting production. PS: please visit my blog about Mercedez Benz http://autocarelectronic.com/2012/01/2012-mercedes-benz-cls63-amg-released/
      Firefly
      • 2 Years Ago
      Elon Musk must be pissed that he didn't think of this one...
      diffrunt
      • 2 Years Ago
      Levitation has to come first.