Jaguar Developing 3D Displays On Windscreens

Thu 22nd Aug 2019

LED dashboards could be a thing of the past if Jaguar Land Rover’s latest technology gets the thumbs up from developers.

JLR is working with the Centre for Advanced Photonics and Electronics at Cambridge University on a technology called Head Up Display (HUD) which could project a 3D image of infotainment systems onto the windscreens of their models.

The technology has been developed to display sat nav instructions and help with poor visability as well as projecting hazard perception warnings onto car windscreens.

Jaguar Land Rover researcher Valerian Meijering said “Development in virtual and augmented reality is moving really quickly. This consortium takes some of the best technology available and helps us to develop applications suited to the automotive sector.”

Developers are working on a solution to integrate the in-car entertainment into HUD without it becoming a distraction and believe that a system of head and eye-tracking systems may provide the best solution. JLR also claim that driver and passengers could actually view different information at the same time watching the same screen.

Centre for Photonic Devices and Sensors director and Centre for Advanced Photonics and Electronics director Daping Chu said: “This programme is at the forefront of development in the virtual reality space – we’re looking at concepts and components which will set the scene for the connected, shared and autonomous cars of the future.

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