Gesture control technology to record steady growth through 2025
IHS Markit forecasts strong demand for proximity sensing and infotainment-hand-gesture-control technology in vehicles, but primarily in the premium vehicle segment
Gesture control–technology allows users to perform certain functions such as accepting or rejecting calls, raising or lowering the volume, changing channels, or opening the sunroof using hand movements. The technology is generally backed by an in-cabin camera or infrared sensor that captures hand movements. Some automakers are also offering proximity sensing technology, which is a basic form of gesture control and mainly used to open car doors or trunks. A proximity-sensing system cannot recognize gestures; it can only view the presence of a human hand near the sensor array to activate some functions.