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For the Hyundai “Genesis HCD-14” concept car, premiered at the 2013 North American International Auto Show, MESO developed the technology for an interactive dashboard including gesture recognition and eye tracking.

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The intuitive car gesture control is Hyundai’s future vision for an human machine interface. For this reason, we developed an intuitive driver interface by using state-of-the-art driver eye-tracking and gesture control. 

Hyundai Genesis Concept “HCD-14” © Hyundai Motor Group
The elegant interior design from the driver's perspective © Hyundai Motor Group

A small head’s-up display shows up on the lower part of the windshield, with icons for each of the car’s various systems. 

The car is able to recognize driver commands to control the car's functions such as infotainment, audio or navigation with eye movements without losing sight of the traffic. 

The inspiration for the monochrome graphical user interface came billboard design. The granular graphical language enhances the eye-tracking experience and allows for faster information processing.

Selection by human eye movements (indicated by “eye symbol”)
Controlling the menu selection by human eye movements (indicated by “eye symbol”)
Controlling the fan speed by gesture control (indicated by “gesture symbol”)

From there, the driver puts his hand in front of a sensor area near the console and make a gesture to control the function, such as turning the wrist, which will adjust the stereo’s volume or fan speed, or a motion to select a radio station or turn on the heated seats.


The head-up display (HUD) is actually a high-brightness projector, positioned under the dashboard. The technical components were assembled in California, USA. 

Driver information display from driver's perspective
Projector assembly for HUD display
CAD of steering wheel

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