Fly cross-country and forget to lock your car back in the parking lot? Now there's an app for that scenario.
Many cars already have built-in computers with cell data chips and Bluetooth connections for linking to cellular phones. Fully integrating your app-rich smartphone and the cell-capable computer in your dashboard is the logical next step.
An ergonomic joystick with haptic feedback replaces complicated controls on the new Lexuses
By Lawrence UlrichPosted 08.07.2009 at 4:40 pm 1 Comment
Since satellite radio, Bluetooth-connected cellphones and navigation systems all began competing for a driver’s attention, car companies have been trying to develop control systems intuitive enough that drivers can command their car’s gizmos without careening into a tree. The smartest new interface we’ve seen in a while is from Lexus, whose Remote Touch system combines a mouse-like joystick with haptic feedback and a high-mounted display screen.