Fraunhofer Institute's touch-controlled technology for car seats could change the furniture of the future

One of the most awkward aspects of learning how to drive, or using a rental car, is the fact that you're always using a vehicle that has been adjusted for someone else. Particularly if you're very short or very tall, there is no end of jerking, twisting and wiggling of the different mechanical levers and knobs around the vehicle to get you positioned at a comfortable height. Researchers at Germany's Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research and Isringhausen GmbH, however, have figured out the possible way of the future: gesture-based seat control.

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