Capacitive Input Device Brings Gesture Control To AVs

At CES 2018, Alps Electric Co., Ltd. will debut its input device based on capacitive technology that enables gesture/touch input and control of systems around the driver. The device promises a comfortable user experience by allowing accurate input, such as selection of menu options, without making direct contact with the touch panel. This is achieved using a highly sensitive capacitive sensor, an Alps-developed algorithm and original ASIC design. The Alps booth will present examples of solutions integrating the device with natural materials such as leather and wood, taking advantage of its excellent sensitivity and accuracy. Visitors to the booth will be able to operate them.


HAPTIC Trigger Plus, using Alps Electric’s force feedback technology, is a controller that realistically recreates the feel of objects. Besides recreating pressure, vibrations and thermal sensations, HAPTIC™ Trigger Plus includes a feature that senses finger movements using a capacitive sensor, providing for a much more immersive virtual reality control experience.

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In addition to the Capacitive Input Device for Automotive Use, the company will also be exhibiting:

• HAPTIC™ Trigger Plus

• Thin Touch Input Module

• IoT Sensor Network Module

• IoT for Sports Technology

• VR Grip™ Platform

• GlidePoint Circle Trackpads


For more info, visit Alps Electric Co., Ltd.

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