That’s what Munich-based startup Ubi Interactive can do with Ubi, a plug-and-play gesture control system that uses Microsoft’s Kinect to turn any surface into a 3D touchscreen, Minority Report style.
What is Ubi’s plug-and-play system? Well, it’s a combination of the Ubi engine (a PC-compatible software) and a depth sensor camera that could be attached to a regular projector. The depth sensor camera captures the gestures, while the Ubi engine interprets them as command inputs.
But, does Ubi work? Here’s a demo video by ©stevecla from YouTube:
That’s pretty impressive technology. And just as Anup Chathoth, one member of Ubi Interactive’s three-man team said, it’s like having “an 80-inch screen you can carry inside a laptop case” – convenient and albeit fantastically inexpensive.
For more information, check out Ubi’s website HERE.
You can also read a review from Wired UK HERE.
Here are the exclusive shots from the first Press Day at the Auto China in Bejing.
With its fifth model in the six-part “Les Légendes de Bugatti” (Bugatti Legends) Edition, Bugatti has revived the legendary Type 18 “Black Bess”, which went down in automotive history as one of the first ever street legal super sports cars. At the upcoming Auto China motor show in Beijing (from 21 to 29 April) the French luxury manufacturer will be presenting as a world premiere the modern interpretation of the Type 18, the Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse “Black Bess”.
As one of the fastest road vehicles in the world at the time, the Type 18 “Black Bess” is a direct forerunner of today’s world speed record-holding Bugatti Veyron.
Fuel consumption, l/100km: 37.2 in urban areas / 14.9 in extra urban areas / 23.1 combined; combined CO2 emissions g/km: 539; efficiency class: G
What do you think of this incredible machine?