Gallery: Google Files Patent for Gesture-Based Car Controls


Just one day after Google announced its purchase of hand gesture recognition company Flutter, the search giant has applied for a patent for gesture-based car controls. On first read, the notion is pretty comical—as Engadget points out, the current array of oft-used in-car gestures serve little purpose other than to rage at fellow drivers. But Google hopes that we might be able to diversify a bit—changing the radio station or adjusting the a/c with little more than a wave of the hand.

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