30 Apr '16, 2pm

4 Traps in Installing Capacitive Touchscreens for Auto: Capacitive sensing touchscree...

Capacitive sensing touchscreens are given for the "iPhone generation." But there are four key technical issues automotive manufacturers should consider when implementing them. Capacitive sensing touchscreens are now being adopted by the automotive industry for use in center information displays (CIDs). The adoption of capacitive touch in CIDs is a direct response to the demands of the ‘iPhone generation’ of car owners, no longer willing to accept that the touchscreen in their $30,000 car may be worse than a smartphone costing $500 or less. While capacitive touch sensing is a preferable technology for the automotive user interface (UI), the CID brings automotive manufacturers a new set of challenges for ensuring these implementations match the ease of use of smartphones, as well as comply with rigorous automotive requirements for safety and reliability. These challenges inc...

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