In a surprising reveal Toyota has unveiled a concept skateboard
prototype which is equipped with a Microsoft Kinect motion sensing
camera and a Windows 8 tablet.
The new concept has been created by Toyota to demonstrate the technology that the car manufacturer may possibly be integrating into its vehicles in the future.
Using the Kinect camera and Windows 8 tablet riders can control the speed of the skateboard by the motor using just hand gestures ,and movements in front of the Kinect motion sensor.
"You’re moving your hand, and you’re controlling the motor,” says Jason Schulz, Toyota Motor Sales strategic partnerships manager. "We’re taking it out of the virtual and making it real. That’s pretty fantastic.”
is also experimenting with Microsoft’s skeletal tracking technology,
which will enable Toyota to accurately track the position of people, and
their movements whilst in their vehicles.
As more information and
technology emerges from the Microsoft and Toyota partnership which was
first announced last year, we will keep you updated as always. For more
information jump over to the Toyota website.