TG0, a UK-based 3D touch technology company that has developed a platform technology which turns injection-moulded plastics into 3D touch and pressure sensitive surfaces, has signed a Joint Development Agreement with automotive plastic parts manufacturer Novares. The deal was signed at the unveiling of Nova Car #2, Novares’ open innovation lab, which incorporates TG0’s ‘Squeeze command’ technology.
Driven by artificial intelligence and advanced signal processing algorithms TG0’s technology accurately detects touch pressure and location without conventional metallic sensor networks.
Squeeze command, one of 25 new innovations in Novares’ car of the future, is a door command with gesture recognition. It replaces all door control with a single control button with movement recognition, making it possible to add new functionalities without needing to introduce new buttons.
The partnership is one of several Novares has entered into with innovation start-ups and technology companies. For Nova Car 2, Novares partnered with 10 startups and innovative companies, among them the four companies in which Novares has invested via Novares Venture Capital, and also with the CEA Tech, Daikin, TG0 and Boarding Ring. The Nova Car #2 will now start a worldwide tour, showcasing its 25 innovations to its customers in Europe, the United States, China and Japan.
Signing the Joint Development Agreement for Novares were Pierre Boulet, CEO, Pierre-Olivier Beck, VP M&A and Christophe Cazes, Innovation Director. TG0 was represented by Ming Kong, TG0 CEO.