Hands Free Maps Let Drivers Get Info With A Flick Of Their Finger [Video]
The Raku Navi is embedded with an Air Gesture Sensor beneath the touchscreen.
Pioneer’s latest Raku Navi (“Easy Navigation”) was revealed at the CEATEC conference in Japan this week. The navigation system features an “Air Gesture Sensor” embedded in the seven-inch touchscreen. By simply holding your finger in front of the screen, the display is able to bring up a small overlay of the command buttons and location information. By moving your hand left or right, you’re also able to zoom in and out of the map.
Although the gesture-controlled navigation provides quick access to essential information, it doesn’t entirely mean drivers can take their eyes off the road as a majority of commands still require to be accessed via the touchscreen. The Raku Navi AVIC-MRZ009 will be out in Japan next week and is expected to retail for around $1,600.