3D touch surfaces for intuitive user experience
Unlimited possibilities for design and function
If you are in the need of transparent, 3D touch surfaces, you are in the right place. Canatu’s unique films and sensors bring interaction to the next level for 3D shaped solutions in different industries. We help you to create revolutionary touch surfaces for future’s electric vehicles, self driving cars, consumer electronics, to name a few possibilities.
Canatu products offer unlimited possibilities to design sleek and aesthetic automotive interiors. The 3D shaped functionalities can be hidden until needed, as a result creating an unobtrusive in-car experience. The replacement of mechanical buttons with thin touch surfaces maximizes the cabin room for better comfort. The possibility to Film-insert-mold (FIM) the sensors helps to create seamless and robust structures for automotive needs. Canatu materials can be stretched, offering also wide possibilities to consumer electronics designs and wearables.
Intuitive User Experience
Canatu brings surfaces to life, presenting highly innovative interface between the driver and vehicle. Touch on 3D surfaces, like grooved finger guides on displays, convex buttons, concave sliders and so on, result in natural user interaction, see our Interactive Car Cockpit. Intuitive, tactile sensing enables minimal driver distraction and improved safety while driving. In the future’s autonomous cars there will be different modes of driving, requiring multifunctional surfaces and tailoring possibilities of the interiors.
Canatu’s CNB™ films and touch sensors are highly stretchable and bendable, therefore making extreme 3D shapes possible. Transparency and high optical performance – the zero reflectance and haze – ensure high contrast and readability even in direct sunlight. The three-dimensional thin form offers possibilities to seamless design, lighter and robust structures, and greater space utilization compared to traditional, mechanical buttons. The decrease in weight of parts is essential for the electric vehicles, and the robust in-molding technology decreases the amount of parts and assembly times in automotive manufacturing.