Genesis GV80 SUV to Feature 3D Instrument Display

By Paul Joseph

In recent times digital instrument gauges in cars have evolved from basic monochromatic LCD displays to multi-functional units that can be entirely customised to a driver’s preferences.

Now the next generation of digital displays are ready to hit the market, with German company Continental announcing that its 3D in-car display is production-ready on an upcoming top-of-the-line version of the Genesis GV80.

Instead of occupants having to wear 3D glasses for the system to work, Continental’s innovative 3D display used an in-cabin camera that constantly tracks the eyes of the driver and uses parallax barriers to project 3-dimensional info to drivers.

According to a press release, the camera keeps track of the driver’s eyes and line of sight, and then a set of slanted slats called barriers to project slightly offset images to each eye, creating a 3D image. The same camera is also used for the detection of driver distraction and fatigue.

“With our volume-production display featuring auto-stereoscopic 3-D technology, we are raising human-machine interaction to a whole new level and laying the foundations for intuitive communication in the connected cockpit of tomorrow,” says the company’s Human Machine Interface unit head, Dr. Frank Rabe.

Furthermore, Continental also announced that it is working on a more advanced version of the 3D display in partnership with California-based holographic tech company Leia. The display does not require a camera and can be seen by all occupants in the car

By Paul Joseph