Opening your car window could soon involve nothing more than a "swipe" gesture

Indicators, air conditioning, windscreen wipers, and windows are just some of the features in your car that you could soon control using nothing more than a simple hand movement. Google and Ford are both currently working on technology that could replace the need for a maze of buttons on your dashboard. Cars would be equipped with onboard cameras that recognizes various hand movements, each of which would control a different function within the car.

Both of the companies have published patent information that makes use of a swipe gesture to lower and raise a window. Other movements that could be put to use include a flick of the fingers around the steering wheel to turn on windscreen wipers or indicators, or a twisting hand movement in front of the dashboard to turn on your air conditioning or car radio.

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