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Emerging Trends in Automotive Capacitive Touch-Sensing

Last Updated: 
Jan 06, 2011

Capacitive touch sensing has been traditionally used as a design differentiating technology to enable superior aesthetic designs for automotive infotainment applications. With devices maturing to the point of integrating automotive specific functions, engineers are developing newer applications exploiting capacitive sensing technology that go beyond infotainment applications to simplifying and improving numerous user interfaces through the vehicle.  Combined with proximity sensing and automotive-specific features such as standard networking protocol support (including LIN and CAN), capacitive touch sensing is becoming a mainstay technology in automotive designs.