TRW Capacitive Touch Sensing with handwriting recognition


The new touch sensing technology from TRW replaces traditional buttons and knobs and allows occupants to control vehicle functions with a fingertip – similar to touch screen technologies used in consumer electronics.

There are many potential benefits for the use of capacitive touch sensing, and TRW has already developed its Touchpad technology to include a multifunction control module which can interface with driver information and communication systems.

A key feature is the capability for handwriting recognition that the system recognizes as shortcut commands. This combines control functions to help reduce driver distraction and enables fast and intuitive operation of mobile phones and navigation systems.

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