Category Archives: touchless control

Valeo acquired gestigon, Intel to buy Mobileye—value in automotive touchless HMI

March 13, 2017, by Jennifer Colegrove, Ph.D. Touch Display Research

Today France-based Valeo just announced it acquired 100% shares of gestigon, a German start up that is specialize in touchless HMI (human machine interface). The terms is not disclosed.

Currently, there are also rumors about Intel is planning to buy Israel-based Mobileye for $14 billion, according to Reuters, and Jerusalem Post. (Update: These rumors became reality on March 13th, Intel announced to acquire Mobile eye for $15 billion.)

The automotive industry’s adoption of new technologies has accelerated in the past couples of years. More and more touch screens and displays are integrated in the automobiles for better infotainment, intuitive control, and safety. ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistant Systems) and touchless human-machine-interaction have saved lives. Touch Display Research forecasts the overall automotive touch, display, ADAS and touchless HMI market will grow from $15 billion in 2017, to $60 billion in 2023.

In the recently published “Automotive touch, display, ADAS and touchless HMI 2016 report,” Touch Display Research Inc., a market research and consulting firm, analyzes automotive touch screen, display, ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistant System), and touchless human-machine-interaction (HMI).

Figure 1. Automotive touch, display, ADAS and touchless HMI revenue forecast

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Source: Automotive touch, display, ADAS and touchless 2016 report, September 2016, Touch Display Research

More than 500 companies working on automotive technologies are profiled in the report, which includes over 100 automotive companies, over 200 touch screen companies, over 200 touchless human-machine-interaction (HMI) companies and about 30 display companies.

Dr. Colegrove, author of this report, has conducted many first-hand survey and interviews of touch panel suppliers, display suppliers, touchless sensor suppliers, automotive system integrators, automotive brand companies in the past several years.

The “Automotive touch, display, ADAS and touchless HMI 2016 Report” is available immediately and includes a PowerPoint file of over 380 pages and an Excel database.

You can subscribe on our website: www.touchdisplayresearch.com in the Market Research report page or by email: jc@touchdisplayresearch.com

Thanks for reading,

Dr. Jennifer Colegrove and team

 

About Touch Display Research Inc.

Touch Display Research, Inc. (www.TouchDisplayResearch.com) is a technology market research and consulting firm specializing in touch screen, emerging display and sensor technologies such as OLED displays, OLED lighting, flexible displays, e-paper displays, ITO-replacement, Active pen, near-eye displays, quantum dots, gesture controls, voice controls, eye controls and automotive HMI technologies. Touch Display Research provides standard reports, consulting projects, and due diligence for touch suppliers, display manufacturers, consumer electronics ODMs/OEMs, material suppliers, investor companies, venture capitalists, and companies who are merging or acquiring companies in the touch screen, display, materials and sensor industry. We are member of FlexTech Alliance, SEMI and SID.

Automotive is hot topic at MIPI DevCon 2016

September 14, 2016

I just attended the MIPI DevCon 2016 conference, which was held by MIPI (Mobile Industry Processor Interface) organization in Mountain View, California this week. It’s a very good conference with 200+ attendees and 20+ exhibitors this year.

MIPI (Mobile Industry Processor Interface) is a global, open membership organization that develops interface specifications for the mobile ecosystem. It was founded in 2003 by ARM, Intel, Nokia, Samsung, STMicroelectronics and Texas Instruments. Now, MIPI has over 250 member companies worldwide.

Several presentations discussed MIPI in automotive industry. For example, Toshiba’s general manager, Yoshimoto-san talked about their image recognition processor in automotive ADAS (advanced driver assistant system).

Figure: Toshiba’s general manager, Yoshimoto-san gave presentation at MIPI DevCon 2016

toshiba-yoshimoto-san

Photo by: Touch Display Research

Mixel’s CEO, Mr. Ashraf Takla discussed camera-based and radar-based automotive ADAS interface and their work with NXP.

Figure. Mixel’s CEO, Mr. Ashraf Takla gave presentation at MIPI DevCon 2016

mixel-ceo

Photo by: Touch Display Research Inc. 2016

In the recently published “Automotive touch, display, ADAS and touchless HMI 2016 report,” Touch Display Research Inc., a market research and consulting firm, analyzes automotive touch screen, display, ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistant System), and touchless human-machine-interaction (HMI). More than 500 companies working on automotive technologies are profiled in the report, which includes over 100 automotive companies, over 200 touch screen companies, over 200 touchless human-machine-interaction (HMI) companies and about 30 display companies.

The automotive industry’s adoption of new technologies has accelerated in the past couples of years. More and more touch screens and displays are integrated in the automobiles for better infotainment, intuitive control, and safety. ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistant Systems) and touchless human-machine-interaction have saved lives. We forecast that automotive touch, display, ADAS and touchless HMI market will have rapid growth in the next several years.

The “Automotive touch, display, ADAS and touchless HMI 2016 Report” is available immediately and includes a PowerPoint file of over 380 pages and an Excel database.

You can subscribe on our website: www.touchdisplayresearch.com in the Market Research Report page or contact us by email: jc@touchdisplayresearch.com

Thanks for reading,

Dr. Jennifer Colegrove and team

Sensors at Sensor Expo & Conference 2016

June 22, 2016

I just attended the Sensor Expo & Conference 2016, which was held by Questec LLC in San Jose, California this week. It’s a very good conference with 60+ technology presentation sessions and 300+ exhibitors this year.

There are over 20 sensor technologies showcased in the Sensor Expo: motion sensor hub (accelerometer, gyroscope, etc), photodiode sensors, proximity touch sensor,  P-cap touch sensor, camera-based face recognition, MEMS-based voice sensor,  short-range wireless and other sensor technologies.

Figure: Microchip showcased motion sensing solutions

Microchip motion sensing solution

Photo by: Touch Display Research

In the recently published “Sensors for Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Artificial Intelligence market 2016 Report,” Touch Display Research forecasts that sensors for AR, VR, and AI market will be $97 billion in 2017, and will reach $160 billion in 2022.

Figure. Sensors for Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Artificial Intelligence market forecast

Sensor AR VR 2016 forecast

Source: Touch Display Research Inc., May 2016

Sensors are very critical components for augmented reality, virtual reality, and artificial intelligence devices. For example, the HTC Vive has 80 integrated sensors. AR, VR, and AI are the next big things. Apple, Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Samsung, LG, Intel, Qualcomm, Facebook are all working on these technologies.

The “Sensors for Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Artificial Intelligence market 2016 Report” is available immediately and includes a PowerPoint file (over 300 pages) and an Excel database.

You can subscribe on our website: www.touchdisplayresearch.com in the Market Research Report page or contact us by email: jc@touchdisplayresearch.com

Thanks for reading,

Dr. Jennifer Colegrove and team

ODG showcased smart glasses with gesture control at AWE 2016

June 2, 2016

I just returned from AWE (Augmented World Expo) 2016 conference. AWE is the largest event dedicated to AR, VR and wearable technology.

At AWE 2016, ODG (Osterhout Design Group) showcased its smart glasses with gesture control.  Touch Display Research had a chance to try on the R-7 smart glasses and test the gesture control.

Figure: Dr. Colegrove tried on the ODG smart glasses at AWE 2016.

Jenny gesture near eye device small

Photo credit: ODG

In the recently published “Sensor for Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Artificial Intelligence 2016 report”, Touch Display Research profiled 67 companies working on camera-based gesture-control. This number has increased from 56 companies just two years ago.

Figure 2. Companies working on gesture control, voice recognition and other touchless HMI sensors.

touchless company number 2014-2016

Source: Touch Display Research, Sensors for AR VR and AI 2016 report

More analysis and review can be found in the “Touch and Emerging Display report” June 2016 issue.

Thanks for reading,

Dr. Jennifer Colegrove and team

 

SID 2016 Monday Seminar: from mainstream to emerging display

May 25, 2016

SID 2016 DisplayWeek is held in San Francisco, California this week. I taught a seminar on Monday morning, titled “Display Market Forecast –LCD, OLED, e-paper and touch, from main stream to emerging display”.

I’m honored to have been teaching Monday Seminar for 3 years at SID DisplayWeek. According to the conference organizer, there are over 600 attendees for the Monday seminar this year, which is a record high in SID history.

During the 90-min seminar, I first listed the hot trends in display industry in 2016 and 2017. Then I provided the global display industry market forecast to 2026. The overall display industry growth is slowing down but there are hot trends in many areas. Then I discuss the new opportunities in display market:  quantum dot display, flexible and curved LCD display, high resolution, OLED display, e-paper display, embedded touch screen, active pen and touchless human-machine-interaction sensors.

Figure: Dr. Colegrove taught Monday Seminar at SID 2016 DisplayWeek.

Jenny SID 2016 seminar close on leftJenny SID 2016 seminar

Photo credit: Jinzenji-san at Japan Display Inc.

More and more people joined the seminar, many of them had to stand for the one and half an hour seminar. From the questions the attendee asked at the Q&A session, I believe many people are interested in 3 areas: quantum dot, flexible display, touch screen.

More analysis can be found in the “Quantum dot 2016 report”, “Flexible, curved and foldable display report”, Touch and Emerging Display monthly report, June 2016 issue.

For those audiences who has given me your name cards, I’ll send you one monthly report– “Touch and Emerging Display report”– for free next week.

Thanks for reading,

Dr. Jennifer Colegrove and team

CES 2016 what to expect

December 29, 2015

First of all, on behalf of Touch Display Research Inc., we wish you a Happy New Year.

In early January, I’ll travel to Las Vegas for CES 2016. At CES, we expect to see:

  1. Flexible or transparent OLED digital signage from LG and Samsung. In the “Flexible OLED display technologies, supply chain and market forecast 2015 report”, Touch Display Research analyzes flexible OLED display technologies, manufacturing process, other competing technologies, and shows the flexible OLED display had attracted over 180 companies and research institutes.

Figure 1. Flexible OLED display industry ecosystem with over 180 companies and research institutes

Flexible OLED 180 ecosys

Source: Touch Display Research.

  1. We’ll see Quantum Dot displays from most OEMs at CES 2016. In the “Quantum Dot Display and Lighting Technologies and Market Forecast 2015 Report” Second Edition, Touch Display Research forecasts that the quantum dot display and lighting component market will surpass $2 billion by 2016 and reach $10.6 billion by 2025. This report profiles over sixty companies working on quantum dot materials and quantum dot components.

Figure 2. AUO’s 85” quantum dot TV with 3M and Nanosys’ QDEF

AUO 85 QD TV with TDR

Photo by: Touch Display Research

  1. Augmented reality and virtual reality with touch and touchless sensors. In the newly published “Touchless Human-Machine Interaction Sensor Market 2015 Report,” Second Edition, Touch Display Research forecast gesture control, voice recognition, and other Touchless HMI sensor market will reach $44 Billion by 2021.

Figure 3. Touchless HMI Sensor Technologies and Companies

touchless company number 2015

Source: Touch Display Research

See you at CES 2016. If you can’t make it, it’s OK, we’ll have CES 2016 review in the “Touch and Emerging Display monthly report”.  You can subscribe on our website in the Market research report page.

Thanks for reading,

Jennifer and team

 

Vehicle Display 2015 Conference is very successful

October 26, 2015

I just came back from the Vehicle Display 2015 Conference, at Dearborn, Michigan. It’s a very successful conference with about 200 attendees.  It’s my honor to meet some of you in person.

Figure 1: Vehicle Display 2015 conference

Vehicle display 2015 audience 2

Photo by: Dr. Jennifer Colegrove, Touch Display Research.

This conference is well mixed of market analysis, and automotive engineers’ paper of how to improve sunlight readability, reduce glare, improve color gamut of display for automotive, and discussions of Head-up display (HUD) and augmented reality for automotive. On behalf of Touch Display Research, I gave a presentation on touch panel, touchless human-machine-interface and flexible display for automotive industry. (We appreciate FlexEnable for sponsoring this speech.)

Figure 2: Dr. Jennifer Colegrove from Touch Display Research presenting

Vehicle display Jenny 2015 with flexenable

Photo by: Dr. Ruffin at Corning.

This year’s conference also have the record high number of exhibitors. Sharp won the “Best in Show” exhibitor award this year. (Futaba won last year).

Figure 3: Sharp won the “Best in Show” award at Vehicle Display 2015 conference. (From left to right: Mr. Booza, Mr.Milne, and Kondo-san.)

Vehicle display 2015 sharp

Photo by: Dr. Jennifer Colegrove, Touch Display Research.

More analysis and review of the Vehicle Display 2015 Conference can be found in the “Touch and Emerging Display” November monthly report.

Thanks for reading,

Jennifer and team

Touchless Human-Machine-Interaction (HMI) Sensor Market has attracted over 200 companies

October 6, 2015

Touchless Human-Machine-Interaction sensors include voice recognition, gesture control, eye tracking, proximity touch, motion sensors, short-range wireless interaction and others.

This market is gaining momentum:

  • Microsoft Windows 10 OS added two touchless HMI features: voice control and facial recognition.
  • Apple recently acquired two touchless HMI companies.
  • Facebook joined the touchless HMI wagon in 2014 by acquiring Oculus. In 2015, Facebook/Oculus acquired another two touchless HMI companies.
  • Augmented reality and virtual reality devices “love” touchless HMI sensors, since they rely on touchless HMI sensors for sensory inputs to function smoothly, and deliver the cool imagery and features.
  • Google announced radar-based gesture control project Soli in 2015.

Over 200 touchless sensor suppliers, system integrators, and brand companies working on touchless HMI sensors. Camera-based gesture technology attracted 58 companies working on it; 49 companies are active on motion sensor fusion; 30 companies are active on voice recognition.

Figure 1. Touchless HMI Sensor Technologies and Companies

touchless company number 2015

Source: Touch Display Research, Touchless HMI Sensor Market 2015 Report, October 2015

Thanks for reading,

Jennifer and team

Facebook Oculus acquires Pebbles Interfaces for gesture control

July 18, 2015

On July 16th, 2015, Facebook’s subsidiary Oculus reported that it just acquired Israel-based Pebbles Interfaces. Based in Israel, Pebbles Interfaces has spent the past five years developing technology that uses custom optics, sensor systems and algorithms to detect and track hand movement. Pebbles Interfaces will be joining the hardware engineering and computer vision teams at Oculus to help advance virtual reality, tracking, and human-computer interactions.

Although Oculus didn’t report how much they paid for this acquisition, rumors hold Oculus spent $60 million.

In the past, Pebbles has received a total of $11.5 million from investors.  This Oculus acquisition is a handsome pay off for the previous investors.

Figure: Pebbles Interface gesture control.

Pebbles Interfaces

Source: Pebbles Interface, Oculus.

In the “Touchless Human-Machine-Interaction” 2014 report, Touch Display Research has profiled Pebbles Interfaces in the report. Touch Display Research believes touchless human-machine-interaction (HMI) is the next big thing. Apple, Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Samsung, LG, Intel, Qualcomm are all working on touchless HMI. They had acquired or will acquire small companies with touchless technologies.

From mobile phone to automobiles, from digital signage to home/building automation, from notebook PC to wearable devices, touchless human-machine-interaction is gaining momentum.

Touch Display Research forecasts the touchless HMI market will reach $42.6 Billion by 2020.

Figure: Touchless human-machine-interaction market forecast.

Touchless HMI forecast TDR

Source: Touch Display Research Inc. Touchless HMI 2014 report.

Thanks for reading,

Jennifer and team

 

AWE 2015 augmented reality, gesture and voice control market

June 11, 2015

The annual Augmented World Expo (AWE) was held at the Santa Clara Convention Center from June 6-10, 2015. It’s organized by AugmentedReality.org.

It claims is the world’s largest event focus on augmented reality, virtual reality and near eye wearable devices. There are about 200 exhibitor and 3000 attendees this year. I had a chance to visit this event and talk to some exhibitors.

At AWE 2015, Bosch demoed a system that can help technicians with car repairs. I had a chance to interview Dr. Taufiq Hasan and Dr. Soohwan Kim from Bosch’s Research and Technology Center based in Palo Alto. Picture here is Dr. Kim demonstrating a technician could wear the HMD and see the part number and illustrations, then he/she and order parts by voice command, “Order part number 5124.” After a second, the screen will feedback, “Status: Part number 5124 is ordered.”

Figure: Bosch demonstration at AWE 2015

Bosch gesture voice

Photo by: Touch Display Research Inc.

Touchless human-machine-interaction (HMI) is the next big thing. Apple, Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Samsung, LG, Intel, Qualcomm are all working on touchless HMI.

Touch Display Research analyzed nine touchless technologies: camera-based gesture control, camera-based eye tracking, ultrasound gesture, voice recognition, photodiode sensors, proximity touch screen, motion sensor, short-range wireless and other touchless technologies.

In the Touchless Human-machine-interaction (HMI) report, Touch Display Research forecast the touchless HMI market will continue to have rapid growth, and will reach $42 Billion by 2020.

Figure: Touchless Human-machine-interaction (HMI) Market Forecast.

Touchless HMI forecast TDR

Source: Touch Display Research Inc. Touchless HMI 2014 report.

More review of AWE 2015 exhibitions will be in the “Touch and Emerging Display monthly report”, June 2015 issue.

Thanks for reading,

Jennifer and team