Earlier today, Volkswagen unveiled their new Golf R Touch Concept car and while it does not have a W16 stuffed somewhere in the car, the name should give you a hint of what it is featuring. Fitted with a futuristic looking cabin, this Golf R Touch Concept is the result of the partnership between Volkswagen and QNX for future infotainment systems.
The Golf R Touch is fitted with three high-resolution screens; a 12.8-inch infotainment system touch screen, an 8-inch Control Centre touch screen with feedback, and a 12.3-inch Active Info Display that serves as an instrument cluster and other possible functions that could be programmed with. By fitting these touchscreens, Volkswagen said that this could just be a controversial move as it replaces nearly all the physical buttons or knobs in the vehicle.
Volkswagen also said that the system was developed to help reduce driver distraction while at the same time maintaining maximum personalization and intuitive operation. They are boasting a very fast response time for the screens and are also customizable.
The highlight of the Golf R Touch would be the gesture-based controls where instead of physically touching the screens, you can operate the screen or a function by waving your hands or pointing your fingers.