Apple will redesign your car’s interior (1)

Apple just granted a patent that reshapes dramatically your car’s interior.  The patent incorporates everything from laser pointer inputs to cameras, and taking care of the problem of a driver safely controlling on board technology.

The new Apple patent called “Programmable tactile touch screen displays and man-machine interfaces for improved vehicle instrumentation and telematics” or “Digital Dash,” can control many of the car’s features and even track the driver’s head movements.

The system can include a screen with “real knobs, switches and sliders.” The controls from either side of the dash can be transferred to a big display in the center, enabling the auto manufacturer to customize the interface for any given model.

For the moment it is unclear how automakers will collaborate with Apple.

via gizmodo