Common gesture to control the car ?
After its huge investment in smartphone / tablet market, Google now tries to enter, in a big way, even in the automotive world.
The acquisition of the start-up company Y Combinator-hatched Flutter was preliminary to the publication of several patents related to vehicle motion control. Thanks to a system which employs a camera and scanner, some operations may be performed just by using simple gestures, instead of pressing buttons. Operation system will be similar to the one used on some consoles (introduced in 2009 by Microsoft with Kinect): after identification of "conventional" gestures, it will be possible (based on patented technologies applied so far) to manage air conditioning, vehicle windows opening and seats adjustment.