So what are the gestures for?
Our studies have shown that some functions are much easier to operate with gestures than with buttons. Consider this: you're driving on a rural road and a song comes on that you don't like. Today, you would have to look away from the road and find the right button. With gesture control, your eyes stay on the road and you can move on to the next song with a simple swipe of the hand. It's that easy.
And what happens if I want to fine-tune particular settings for the lights or side mirrors, for example?
Then I just tap the round, shiny sensor surface and the functions appear on the large centre display. You can fine-tune all the settings there.
When does it make sense to replace a button with a gesture?
At the moment, we don't view that as a good idea. Volkswagen will offer its customers various control options such as buttons and gestures. A driver may not be physically capable of performing a gesture, for example. We have to take things like that into account. But most people will quickly warm to the advantages of gesture control – I'm absolutely convinced!