Inside the touchscreen cockpit of the future

Cockpit display with multitouch support

Pilots would be able to use ODICIS to call up the mix of primary flight displays, navigation displays and other information they need. The display's multitouch interface will also allow pilots to use gestures such as drag or pinch to interact with the information.

The reconfigurable nature of the system means it could be set up to work in a variety of aircraft, from commercial airliners to military helicopters.


Nick Heath is chief reporter for TechRepublic. He writes about the technology that IT decision makers need to know about, and the latest happenings in the European tech scene.

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