Apple's new patent announced

According to the China Patent Publication Announcement of the State Intellectual Property Office (application publication number: CN109643166A), Apple's patent application for "method and system for gesture-based control of autonomous vehicles" has been authorized and issued. Announced today.

The abstract description says: A trigger condition for initiating a gesture-based interaction session with an occupant of the vehicle is detected. The display is populated with representations of one or more options for operations associated with the vehicle. Certain options are selected for implementation based at least in part on the analysis of one or more signals generated by the occupant, such as gestures. An indication that the particular option has been selected is provided, and an action corresponding to the particular option is initiated.

Ming-Chi Kuo expects the Apple Car to be launched between 2025 and 2027. Apple could partner with Kia to make the car, and the company has approached other automakers including Nissan and Hyundai.

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