A new touchpad controller system may soon simplify BMW's iDrive interface. Developed by Preh GmgH, which also supplies Audi and Mercedes-Benz, the current prototype allows friendlier browsing and selection.
New functions could be integrated as well to limit the number of buttons on the centre console.
Touchpads are starting to grow in popularity within the auto industry. The Audi A8 was one of the first vehicles to include one, and now more and more manufacturers are following the lead.