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Jaguar Land Rover is working on touchless touchscreens to avoid germs

Touchscreens have proliferated in modern vehicles, offering a great deal of functionality while gathering fingerprints like so much kudzu on a Kansas cabin. Engineers at Jaguar Land Rover have teamed with the boffins at Cambridge University to develop what seems like a contradiction in terms: a touchless touchscreen.Touted as a way to cut driver distraction and, in these pandemic times, reduce the spread of bacteria, the patented technology is officially called ‘predictive touch’ by its development team. The tech uses artificial intelligence to determine the item the user intends to select on the screen early in the pointing task, speeding up the interaction.A gesture-tracker uses vision-based or radio frequency-based sensors to combine contextual information – such as user prof...