In recent years, the focus on technology in cars has continued to grow. Touch screens in cars are starting to become common place, and before too long, they’ll likely be in every new vehicle we buy.
Right now, the interfaces on most car touch screens look slightly similar to tablets, packing in a bunch of options and buttons that we can tap around between.
Rather than worrying about all those small on-screen details and options, a conceptual new UI from designer Mattheus Kreun aims to make using car touch screens quite a seamless experience.
I propose a new mode that can be invoked at any time: It clears the entire screen of those tiny, intangible control elements and makes way for big, forgiving gestures that can be performed anywhere. In place of the lost tactile feedback, the interface leverages the driver’s muscle memory to ensure their ability to control crucial features without taking their eyes off the road.
Eight essential options, all controllable via how you position your hand, with no need to take your eyes off the road. If Apple ever gets more seriously into the car game, hopefully it produces something that takes influence from this.