The 65 x 45 millimetre control surface of the new touchpad made out of scratch-resistant material is built into the handrest on the central control panel and bordered by a high-quality metal support – a design feature with high-tech aspirations which exudes luxury at the same time. While other solutions with a touch-sensitive surface only support selected operating steps, the driver and front passenger can use the touchpad to control all the functions in the central infotainment control panel using the kind of single and multitouch gestures familiar from smartphones and tablet PCs. The user receives clear haptic feedback when operating the touchpad control surface. Characters entered using the handwriting function can also be read aloud by the system, thus supporting blind operation.
The acoustic output also ensures that the driver does not need to take their eyes off the road, keeping distraction to an absolute minimum.