Thursday, September 19, 2013

IHS Predicts Fast Growth in Automotive Gesture Recognition Systems

IHS forecasts that the global market for automotive proximity and gesture recognition systems to control in-car infotainment with a simple wave of their hand will grow to more than 38M units in 2023, up from about 700,000 in 2013. Nearly 40% of all new automobiles sold worldwide in 2023 will come with some degree of proximity or gesture recognition, according to a new IHS Automotive report entitled "Emerging Technologies: New Human-Machine Interface Trends."

Gesture recognition is defined as the use of cameras or sensors to track and convert a user’s movements into inputs for the infotainment system without any physical touch input. This would include things like waving a hand to the left or right to change radio presets or go to the next song in a playlist, or turning the hand clockwise or counterclockwise to raise or lower the volume.


  1. I will definitely purchase this report from IHS.
    In 2023.

  2. Is volume control the most compelling automotive application? Seriously? How is it superior to a knob that costs almost nothing, is extremely reliable, provides haptic feedback, and totally intuitive to use?

    I think a better use is to combine voice control and gesture recognition so the car automatically calls an ambulance when the occupants scream and wave their arms before a collision.

    1. This makes sense because the telematic system in car is evolving towards to touch screen based. This configuration gives designers a great flexibility and also after sell updating. BUt this configuration can not easily give you haptic feedback so you need to look at the dask board. By introducing gesture control, no direct gaze is needed so you can stitch your gaze on the road.

      -yang ni


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