Bosch has unveiled a new concept car at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which focuses on connected mobility, an area the company expects will grow by almost 25% by the year 2022. The concept is meant to showcase some of the technologies that may be fitted to future cars.

For starters, when you step into the car, facial recognition technology identifies the driver, and sets the car up according to his or her preferences. Things like the seats, side mirrors, air-con temperature and radio station are all adjusted according to the driver’s individual preferences.

Interacting with the car’s system is done via a haptic touch display or gesture control function, which Bosch says provides even more feedback than conventional systems. Several OLED (organic light-emitting diode) displays ensure visuals are clearly seen for navigation as well, and work with the car’s digital exterior cameras.

If using your hands is too much of a burden, the concept’s human machine interface (HMI) is also capable of responding to a wider range of voice commands than current systems, which are sometimes limited to specific command terms. As the system is linked to a variety of connected services, including your home, you can ask the car to switch off the lights at home.

Bosch also estimates that by 2025, which is when it hopes the HMI will make it to production, highly automated driving systems will be used in cars, saving the average frequent driver in the United States, Germany or China almost 100 hours per year. With all that newfound time normally wasted in cars, Bosch hopes that the connectivity solutions it is providing will allow drivers to spend their time more in a more productive manner.

As a complement to self-driving technology, the company also revealed its car-to-car and car-to-bicycle communication technology that significantly reduces the chances of an impact with either vehicle type.