Mobase Electronics and UltraSense Systems partner to bring solid-surface infotainment touch systems with multi-mode sensing to global automotive OEMs

Mobase Electronics a Korean tier-supplier of automotive switches, announces a strategic partnership with UltraSense Systems, innovators of automotive touch experience solutions with cutting-edge HMI Controllers and In-Plane Sensing modules. Mobase will adopt the UltraSense TouchPoint Q TapForce HMI controller in its latest solid-surface infotainment button bars for Korean and other global automakers in production later this year, with further collaboration using UltraSense CapForce HMI controllers.

UltraSense TouchPoint Q’s patented QuadForce architecture is a breakthrough in force-sensing technology for automotive by using a MEMS piezoelectric process to etch four microscopic strain sensors into each TouchPoint controller, which provides the benefits of:

  • Immunity to low and high temperature sensitivities
  • Resilience against mechanical and aging stresses compared to other force-sensing technologies
  • Instant robustness to capacitive touch systems
  • Calibratable force thresholds that may be tuned for the requirements of each use case

“As supplier of superior touch systems to automotive makers, Mobase is delighted to partner with UltraSense to integrate their innovative HMI Controllers into our next generation products,” said Son Byeong-Jun, Chairman and Co-CEO of Mobase. “With UltraSense’s partnership, we are confident that our solid-surface infotainment systems and other next generation touch products will stand out with our customers to deliver exceptional touch user experiences.”

“Our collaboration with Mobase is an important milestone for UltraSense, as well as a testament to our technology’s role in the automotive industry’s rapid transformation from mechanical to solid-surface digital touch interfaces,” said Mo Maghsoudnia, Founder and CEO of UltraSense Systems. “We’re excited to partner with Mobase as they use the UltraSense TouchPoint Q HMI Controller to bring force sensing to their capacitive touch systems.”