Monday, March 27, 2006

Volkswagen's ERL Lab Develops Touch Screen Interface

Text from MacNN. Image capture from CNET.
Volkswagen is developing a new system that provides a user-friendly interface to a number of electronic devices and software programs. It's called Gypsy (click for video), and at the center of the system in a large LCD touch screen located in the car's center console. Most notably, it includes the ability to interface with many popular devices, such as the Apple iPod and Palm Treo. The prototype car has a slot for inserting an iPod. Once the iPod is connected, the user no longer needs to touch it. Instead, it can be controlled entirely via the touch screen interface. The car also appears to have a built-in iTunes player, but that was not previewed.

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