Eye-tracking tech moving in the right direction

It’s been foretold, from James Bond to Knight Rider, but now we can finally command a car with our gaze.

02 May 2024

I had the unique opportunity at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona to control a car with my eyes, using Honor’s AI eye-tracking software built into its new Magic6 Pro smartphone.

After calibrating my eyes with the device, which took about 15 seconds, I was ready to “drive” an unmarked car at a warehouse in Barcelona. By drive, I mean standing next to the car, holding the phone in my hand, and commanding the vehicle with my gaze. Four basic commands were supported for this experimental feature: start, stop, forward and reverse.

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