Premium Genesis GV80 crossover received a glass-free 3D display
Continental unveiled a serial display with 3D autostereoscopic technology for the HMC Genesis GV80 premium line.
The technology displays three-dimensional scales, pointers and multimedia objects, for example, a warning stop sign in the driver’s line of sight. No special gadgets or glasses are required to see a three-dimensional signal.
Continental uses parallax barriers – slanted slats that divide the image for the viewer – as if looking at real objects, two different, slightly offset views reach the right and left eye, resulting in the three-dimensional image.
Continental’s interior camera, which detects the driver’s line of sight and adjusts the 3D views to their precise head position, plays an essential role. To prevent drivers from focusing their attention on the 3D screen for too long, the camera also employs attention detection to identify potential moments of driver distraction or fatigue.
With the 3D visualization of the instrument cluster, Continental is focused on ensuring the driver is not overloaded with information provided by advanced driver assistance systems, conventional displays, communication services and infotainment applications.
In the future, to maximize complexity and reduce weight, the company will need a small number of control units for all input and output devices in the car. Cross Domain Hub is a high-performance computer and the basis for the Continental 3D display, which will appear in the new HMC Genesis crossover. The driver will be able to distribute content across multiple displays, for example, using gesture control, dragging navigation charts from the front passenger display onto his own screen. By default, displays are combined into one and offer all available services.
To provide a high-quality three-dimensional image for all passengers, including those in the rear seats, Continental is developing a 3D display based on Leia Inc.’s Natural 3D Lightfield technology. – it does not need cameras determining the movement of the head, or 3D glasses.
Natural 3D Display technology not only saves mass, space and cost, but also opens up a whole world of digital services for all passengers – from video conferencing and online shopping to augmented reality games and 3D movies. Instead of the parallax barrier described above, this system uses Leia’s Diffractive Lightfield Backlighting (DLB ™) technology. Optical waveguides with a diffraction grating and nanostructures under the display panel create a natural three-dimensional effect by bending light streams. Continental is now adapting this technology to mass production, which is planned for 2022.
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