PSA Group's gesture control system is part of the Group's global thinking on the development of autonomous vehicles, adding to the touch and voice controls already available on current on-board communication systems.
Man-machine interaction at the service of comfort and safety
The gesture control system developed by PSA Group heightens at-the-wheel pleasure by offering drivers an original way of interacting with their car. More effective and intuitive than conventional controls, the gesture-recognition system also serves to improve safety by calling for less attention from the driver and for a shorter period of time.
A combination of technologies for a safe and flexible interface
For PSA Group, gesture control should be combined with other systems – buttons, screens, touchscreens and voice recognition – to bring drivers maximum flexibility and adapt to all situations. The gesture control system devised by PSA Group nevertheless needs to rely on specific technologies currently being tested at the Group:
- The time-of-flight camera, adapted to recognise the movements of the driver’s fingers, offering an extensive and precise base of usable signals;
- Infra-red sensors, centred on directional movements and functioning as well in darkness as in bright light.