Photo of HoloActive Touch courtesy of BMW.

Photo of HoloActive Touch courtesy of BMW.

BMW will demonstrate a vehicle interface it's calling the "interior of the future" that uses a free-floating display that's operated using finger gestures and confirms the commands with tactile feedback at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show, the automaker announced.

BMW will show its HoloActive Touch system as part of the BMW i Inside Forum section of CES from Jan. 5 to 8 in Las Vegas.

The vehicle interface combines elements of existing BMW technology, including a head-up display, gesture control, and direct touchscreen operation. It adds a new twist.

For the first time, vehicle functions can be controlled without any physical contact with materials, but the technology still enables visible and tangible driver-vehicle interaction that's similar to conventional touchscreens. BMW HoloActive Touch also allows the user to access the wide variety of services provided by BMW Connected.