Here is something new for cars. Have you ever heard of smart-flooring to prevent theft? Check out this seed.
A New York start-up has made its possible for nearly any surface to become a multi-touch input like a smartphone, including floors and automotive dashboards. Even the venerable light switch is deprecated. Smart floors would identify someone by his or her gait, and even could even flag suspicious behavior in stores. A car could have a minimalistic interior without buttons or dials. A wall could become a home control.
Tactonic demonstrated its technology at the New York Tech Meetup last night. It has invented pressure sensors that create a touch screen type capability on a variety of things - even flexible substrates like OLEDs or thermoformed objects. Software creates a sundry of possibilities, some of which were discussed during the Meetup. Other use cases are still surfacing (pun intended).