Audi’s precedents yen

Handwriting recognition using stylus input is nothing new, nor is word prediction, but Audi is the first company we’re aware of that’s put the two together. Their forthcoming R8 multimedia interface will have a feature that lets you draw one letter at a time and brings up a word prediction list accordingly. The specific application is for destination finding, but we can see this being implemented in all kinds of situations and thereby benefitting people with reduced fine motor dexterity, where drawing a fairly large letter may be easier than pressing a teensy key.

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