Volkswagen Golf R Touch front three quarters left

2016 VW Golf (facelift) to feature gesture control

May 28, 2015

The seventh generation VW Golf is getting a facelift late next year. Auto Express is reporting that Dr. Heinz-Jakob Neuser, Head of Powertrain Development at the Volkswagen Group, has confirmed that the 2016 VW Golf (facelift) will feature gesture control technology.

The company displayed this technology with the Golf R Touch concept vehicle at the 2015 CES in Las Vegas in January. The concept vehicle featured an infotainment system that accepted commands with simple hand gestures. The apparatus was a 12.8-inch high-resolution touchscreen, an 8-inch Control Center (with touch feedback) beneath it along with an Active Information Display – a digital instrument panel with a 12.3-inch screen.

According to the report, the 2016 VW Golf’s gesture control technology will be borrowed from the VW Golf R Touch concept. Dr. Neuser said that the facelifted model with this futuristic technology in the area of intuitive control will arrive by the end of next year. The cabin will become nearly button-less as the other functions like the temperature control and sunroof operation will also be done via the Control Center display beneath the infotainment system.

Volkswagen Golf R Touch concept – Image Gallery

[Source: Auto Express]

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