Our Week at #CES2020: Innolux, Dev Kits, Awards

Tanvas
Tanvas
Jan 16 · 3 min read
A collection of three different innovation awards on a table
A collection of three different innovation awards on a table
Tanvas takes home some hardware from #CES2020! Winners of the IHS Markit Innovation Award for Automotive; GearBrain Editors’ Choice and The Big Tech Question Best of CES 2020

It was a banner week for Tanvas at CES 2020. We announced our partnership with Innolux, a major automotive supplier (you can read more about it in this Motortrend article, In-Car Displays of the Near Future: Holograms and Changeable Surface Textures). What seems to resonate with automakers (by which we mean “produce a positive feeling” vs. vibrate which TanvasTouch technology decidedly does not), is the fact that surface haptic technology is so versatile.

Innolux and Tanvas executives shaking hands in front of an Innolux banner stand
Innolux and Tanvas executives shaking hands in front of an Innolux banner stand
Tanvas and Innolux partner to deliver TanvasTouch surface haptics in an automotive-qualified display.

Unlike vibration-based haptics, TanvasTouch can enable haptic effects and rich textures in localized zones on large and curved screens. The lack of vibration in the context of automotive means there is no dampening required — all of the effects are felt with the swipe of a finger but otherwise nothing is moving. With TanvasTouch, changes in friction are perceived as fine textures, edges and bumps that can be felt without looking thereby minimizing driver distraction. An infinite range of software-defined textures and haptic effects can be harmonized across size, shape and surface, (e.g. in a display, on door handles, steering wheels and upholstery). Read more about TanvasTouch for Automotive on our website.

Automotive dashboard with music controls displaying how TanvasTouch surface haptics can be felt without looking
Automotive dashboard with music controls displaying how TanvasTouch surface haptics can be felt without looking
Tanvas is pioneering the next generation of multi-touch haptic technology for automotive. Traditional vibration-based haptics are not suitable for large and curved automotive displays because they require the display to move. With TanvasTouch, there are no moving parts. All of the effects happen between the finger and the glass — changes in friction are perceived as fine textures, edges and bumps that can be felt without looking. Learn more at tanvas.co/automotive.
Tanvas box with 10.1" monitor, cleaning cloth and connector cord
Tanvas box with 10.1" monitor, cleaning cloth and connector cord
Create a sensation with the TanvasTouch Desktop Development Kit, now available for purchase at tanvas.co

The other news we announced at CES was the general availability of our TanvasTouch Desktop Development Kit for purchase now on our website. Why might you want to pick one up? The dev kit includes everything you need to create software-defined textures and haptic effects that can be felt with the swipe of a finger. That means infinite textures, controls that can be felt on flat screens and differentiated features like an award-winning scratchy beard, for example. Now you can experiment with your own custom textures and effects before rolling out TanvasTouch surface haptic technology in your commercial applications. The full solution includes a 10.1” multi-touch display, 5 hours of dedicated support from Tanvas experts (that’s us!), software, tools and training including C#, C and C++ APIs and a reference library.

We capped off the industry’s largest technology event with a total of three innovation / Best of CES awards which is beyond humbling. The IHS Markit Innovation award for Automotive, the GearBrain Editor’s Choice Award for CES and The Big Tech Question Best of CES, which included a list of items that need to be on your shopping list. Winning three awards in one day sets a new company record and thereby making the next bar we hit particularly high. It’s a good thing we like a challenge around here!

For more information on these topics (or anything surface haptic-related, for that matter), visit us at tanvas.co. To schedule a demo, meet with us at the upcoming Embedded World 2020 conference or speak to a sales rep, fill out the form on our Contact page.

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Feeling Disruptive

The future of touch is now.

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