Buttons from nothing: Continental exhibits functional surfaces for the driver’s cab of the With Morphing Controls clean vehicle cockpit surfaces become intuitive user interfaces. The buttons of the dashboard stay invisible until demanded. Thanks to proximity sensors and actuators they take their shape as control elements only when needed. The smart surface material can be stretched reversibly and allows precise translucence for button symbols and display content. The topographic surface in combination with force sensing and haptic feedback significantly improves the intuitive operability in the vehicle.
Our morphing controls offer excellent and thoughtful design. - This is also what the German Design Council thinks, awarding us with the GERMAN INNOVATION AWARD 2019 in the category "Excellence in Business to Business - Automotive Technologies".