Automotive Interiors

3D touch surfaces

Intuitive user experience

Safety while driving from 3D shaped touch surfaces

Canatu and Continental have been working for completely new type of transparent, 3D touch surfaces in automotive interiors, resulting the world’s first touchscreen featuring a 3D touch surface on display. This award-winning HMI innovation is enabled by stretchable Canatu® CNB™ films and sensors.

Drivers can use the touch-sensitive 3D elements on the sides of the display without having to navigate away from the displayed menu.
Frequently used functions, like volume or temperature, are adjusted with sliders on the side. Virtual buttons in the center of the display change depending on the current menu.

The innovative 3D touch surface display can be operated instinctively, enhancing the user experience and increasing safety.

The innovation has won several awards, such as CES 2018 Innovation AwardsSID Display Component of the Year 2018 and German Innovation Award 2018.

Press release about Canatu & Continental cooperation

2nd video: Minimal driver distraction

Continental 3D touch surface display

Design Freedom

Door panel with touch

The concept door panel created in cooperation with Canatu, Faurecia and Daimler, has a transparent, thermoformed touch sensor integrated to display for power window and seat function operations on a seamless décor panel. The solution features number of functions such as menu options, power window lifting, intuitive finger locators and seat functions, such as heat, massage, vent – all-in-one 3D touch sensor.

Daimler concept door Canatu and Faurecia

Enhanced HMI with Intuitive UX

Differentiate your interiors

Canatu and Faurecia are working on a 3D Center stack combining display and controls that are tactile and aesthetic. Canatu’s touch sensors have been formed to 3D shape and display has been integrated to the decorative surface offering high perceived quality. Compared to other materials, Canatu’s 3D sensors offer high optical quality, mechanical flexibility and robustness and possibility to achieve complex Deco-display with 3D shapes.

Canatu & Faurecia 3D center stack

Aesthetic interiors

Tactile 3D center panel

3D shaped center panel can create sleek interior, being discretely black until lit. The CNB film and touch sensor themselves are fully transparent. They have been bonded to the deco printed cover lens, in order to create discrete interiors – at the same time, LED lights being visible when needed. The CNB film and sensors are thermoformed to extreme 3D shapes, where the thick cover lens creates a robust surface for demanding automotive environments. The demonstrator has been done as a joint project between Canatu, Nissha and Cypress.

Canatu-Cypress-Nissha-center-panel

Automotive Interiors Expo

We are attending Automotive Interiors Expo in Stuttgart 5th-7th June, 2018

See the latest 3D touch surface innovations for the automotive interiors.

You can find us at: Hall 7, Booth A7175, Messe Stuttgart, Germany.

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automotive interiors expo

Cooperation companies and partners

Canatu cooperates with automotive technology companies in designing new kinds of innovations to support the transition in the automotive industry towards electric vehicles and autonomous driving.

Canatu wants to guarantee a smooth transition of customers’ product from idea to development and finally to manufacturing. Efficient integration of CNB™ Film requires careful coordination between touch sensor and module vendors, display makers, and touch controller companies.

See our cooperation companies and partners

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