The Tesla Model S reinvented the car. Automotion reinvents the dashboard.

Place a Leap Motion on the front-seat center divider. Raise your arm. The sun-roof opens. Tap-tap your fingers. Doors locked. Just remember to fasten your seatbelt.

Dashboard controls have been fixed in plastic since the earliest days of the personal automative. Cryptic symbols and unmarked dials forced us to waste entire seconds searching for just the right button. The Model S replaced these bells and whistles with a modern touch-screen interface.

But Automotion goes further: it is the first automative dashboard without any interface. Instead of flipping switches, you as a driver or passenger can use distinct hand gestures to control the various aspects of the driving experience, including:

  • Locking and unlocking the doors
  • Opening and closing the sun roof
  • Turning on and off the climate control
  • Honking the horn
  • Flashing the headlights
  • Opening the charge port
  • Checking the atmospheric conditions

In addition, we've created special gestures to control commonly used features of your iOS device:

  • Call your mother by making a "phone" with your hands (using the Twilio API)
  • Point your thumb at yourself to check on your stocks (using the Bloomberg API)
  • Play, pause, skip, rewind, and adjust the volume of your music (using the Mashery and Rdio APIs)
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