TanvasTouch for Automotive
Feel More than the Road
Add dimension and depth to the tactile experience of automotive touchscreens and physical surfaces throughout the cabin. With TanvasTouch technology, changes in friction are perceived as fine textures, edges and bumps that can be felt without looking.
Start creating textures and haptic effects with TanvasTouch. Programming haptics is as simple – and versatile – as creating an image. Key features includes:
- Solid state solution with no vibration or moving parts
- Haptic harmony across size, shape and surface
- Support for large and curved displays
Does Tanvas support large or curved automotive screens?
Yes. Unlike electromechanical solutions that require vibration, TanvasTouch uses electroadhesion where an electric field modulates the friction between the fingertip and touch surface. The solid state haptic solution is ideal for automobiles.
Where can TanvasTouch surface haptics be applied?
Textures and haptic effects are felt in localized zones and can be harmonized across size, shape and surface. For example in a display, on door handles, steering wheels and even upholstery.
How can this technology be used?
Automotive screens are increasing in size and sophistication and physical knobs are being replaced by flat surfaces. TanvasTouch is a versatile technology that can be used in displays, infotainment systems and throughout the cabin to provide tactile experiences that can be felt with the swipe of a finger.
Can this technology be used in autonomous vehicles?
Yes. If an autonomous vehicle should require require manual override, TanvasTouch can help minimizes distraction. Further, the effects can be harmonized throughout the vehicle making a more streamlined interior that minimizes mechanical switches throughout the cabin.