[YesAuto Fresh Technology Interpretation] Nowadays, more and more new car central controls have become large-size touch screens. Although the visual effects are good, they have the drawbacks of easy misoperation. Now the solution is here. On April 24, 2016, FAW-Volkswagen Audi demonstrated an engineering prototype of its next-generation multimedia interaction system (MMI) at the Audi R&D Center (Beijing), and the product will first be applied to the next-generation Audi A8.
According to reports, the next-generation MMI system will fully implement the touch screen function. The interface is mainly composed of two upper and lower display screens using OLED technology. The upper screen size is 10.1 inches, and the lower screen size is 8.6 inches. The upper screen can be used to play music, set navigation and other operations, while the lower screen can complete the settings of the air-conditioning system, seat heating or ventilation and other functions.
Similar to operating mobile phones and tablet computers, the next-generation MMI system can also enter the corresponding interface through simple operations such as tapping and sliding on the screen to achieve corresponding functions. For example: when setting up the navigation, the search box will appear on the upper screen, and the driver can put his hand on the handlebar and enter the place he wants to go through the lower screen.
It is also worth mentioning that the next-generation MMI system will also have touch technology similar to Apple's 3D Touch, which Audi calls tactile feedback. When the user gives a command, the finger needs to be slightly harder, and the screen will also give the user a tactile feedback in the form of vibration to tell the user that the command has been received. The purpose of this is to ensure the accuracy and effectiveness of the implementation of each instruction when the user is driving, and to prevent children in the car from sliding on the screen indiscriminately, causing some misoperations.