Continental and Leia's New Lightfield Display Brings 3D to Vehicles

continental and leian's new lightfield display brings 3 to vehicles
continental and leian's new lightfield display brings 3 to vehicles

A red glowing stop sign in front of the screen, row houses appearing in the navigation system, and three-dimensional effects such as the car manufacturer's logo turning in the air in front of the dashboard, aim to revolutionize the display technology in Continental vehicles. Technology company Leia Inc., Silicon Valley company, to deliver the three-dimensional image to vehicles of unprecedented quality. went to cooperation with. This innovative cockpit solution is called the Natural 3D Lightfield Instrument Cluster. Lightfield displays offer next-generation environments that not only allow 3D depth to be perceived comfortably, but also create highlights, glares and other complex lighting effects. The technology makes the driver's interaction with the vehicle more convenient and intuitive, enabling information to be presented to the driver in real time and safely. It also allows front and rear passengers to share the 3D experience with the driver.

“A new dimension in comfort and safety”

The new Lightfield cockpit stands out as an evolutionary step in the design of human-machine interaction in automotive vehicles. Head of Business Unit of Continental Devices & Driver HMI Frank Rabe says:

Biri One of the biggest challenges in today's automotive industry is to develop intelligent concepts for human-machine interaction, to create solutions that enhance the driver experience and enable the driver to interact with the vehicle in a simple and effective way without distractions from the road. The new Lightfield display not only delivers the three-dimensional image to the vehicle in the highest quality, this innovative technology also creates a new dimension of comfort and safety. In addition, our solution offers every vehicle manufacturer the ability to differentiate themselves from their competitors through customized scopes for customers to enhance the driver experience and design. ”

Mass production of the new system is scheduled to begin by 2022. With automatic driving, it will be easier for the driver to participate in other activities such as video calling, surfing the web or watching programs and movies. David Fattal, co-founder and CEO of Leia Inc. provides information:

“The car has now become a new stage in the mobile world. In our opinion, the car is a bigger, more impressive version of a smartphone with 3D awareness of its surroundings. It's a great place to move the growing Lightfield ecosystem to immersive games, video streaming, social networking, and even e-commerce. ”

Visualizing the content on a large screen designed specifically for in-car visual comfort will provide a much more enjoyable and fun experience than using one's smartphone. It will also provide an opportunity to take advantage of internal or external camera systems for video calling or augmented reality functions.

3D Lightfield content is visible to everyone in the vehicle

Leia's Lightfield technology, used for Continental's native 3D display, does not require a head tracking camera. This is a practical and of course low-cost advantage. What's more, the front and rear passengers can clearly see the same 3D image from their seating position. This was something that wasn't possible before. There is also another milestone in the quality of the new system compared to the previous 3D methods. The 3D image produced by the Lightfield screen consists of eight aspects of the same object.

The viewpoint on the Lightfield screen changes according to the position of each passenger, providing an exceptional and unique display of natural information. Ai Thanks to Lightfield, we get a completely new 3D display screen, Continental said Continental, Display Solutions Product Manager Kai Hohmann. The newly developed light conductor with nano structure is essential for quality. We don't break the light, we bend and direct it to get the optimal 3D effect you need. Even with this technology alone, it is possible to meet the ever increasing comfort and safety requirements inside the vehicle. ”

Continental is currently adapting Leia's technology for use in vehicles. Until recently, parallax barriers or lens techniques had been used to achieve an 3D effect without glasses. The 3D effect was achieved by a special blocking or refraction of light. In particular, parallax barrier systems offer an application for only one user, requiring a head tracking system to adjust the 3D views to the exact head position of the observer. They may also adversely affect the perceived image quality and efficiency of the light output in a multi-user application designed for the driver, co-driver and rear passenger. In the automotive industry, the highest quality is essential, especially for information display. Featuring Continental's new 3D Lightfield application, featuring Leia's DLB ™ (Diffractive Light Field Backlighting) technology, it offers functions above traditional 3D displays and allows crystal clear viewing even when sunlight is directly over it.

The use of nano-technology in Silicon Valley

The native 3D Light Field Device Cluster technology offers the image and feel it creates, as well as the resolution quality is much higher than traditional 3D displays. This is achieved through the newly developed technology, the Diffractive Light Field Backlighting, so that light conductors with diffraction grating and nano-structures create precise light diffraction under the display panel. This creates a natural 3D effect. This light field module can be easily integrated into commercially available displays.

Zhen Peng Leia, Co-Founder and CTO of Leia Inc. says: “Last year we developed a nano manufacturing process that allowed the commercialization of our technology and large-scale mass production. In the last five years, we have built a bridge to deliver high lithography to a large scale with high efficiency and competitive cost, taking advantage of HP's experience and continuing internal development. Now we will further expand that unique capacity to meet automotive safety standards and cost competitiveness. ”

Leia's Lightfield technology promoted AT&T and Verizon operators with smartphone displays in the US. Consumers have already enjoyed gaming, watching movies, augmented reality, and sharing photos in unprecedented 3D quality. The Lightfield experience in the vehicles will include the Lightfield screen and the applications provided by Continental.

Automotive content and Lightfield SDK

The partnership between Continental and Leia will go beyond equipment. The two companies will also collaborate on content creation and developer ecosystem support. Leia now offers a creative toolkit to automatically convert or create automatic content into Lightfield format.

There are also many possible applications for Lightfield projection of the new screen. Warnings from the driver assistant system will be displayed as 3D. Instructions from the navigation system will also be presented more clearly. The graphical display of the park assistant - like the 360 degree bird's eye view assistant - will be eye-catching in the 3D. In addition, the manufacturer's logo will turn to 3D and the generated animations will be greeted to the driver.

Mann In this case, it is important to note that the 3D animations of our new display do not go beyond the viewing angle in the car, as in theaters, Hoh says Hohmann. We are working with the depth of graphics at the back. We allow all 3D objects to be within five centimeters of the image. This will provide a much more comfortable environment for the eye, while ensuring that the driver is not distracted. Gözlük The 3D effect does not require glasses. Every projection is visible to the naked eye.

Continental will benefit from Leia's content platform LeiaLoft ™ technology and its expertise in automotive information systems and sensors. This will allow car manufacturers and third-party developers to easily create “holographic” applications for tomorrow's car. This Automotive Software Development Kit (SDK) will enable developers to access the car's interior and exterior in full 3D, and will be able to implement a range of applications from holographic navigation, parking assistance or digital clustering or augmented reality on the central information display.

Pierre-Emmanuel Evreux, Founder and President of Leia Inc. says: uz We are excited to adapt our Lightfield platform to the automotive industry. Using data from specific sensors (lidar, cameras), we will bring premium applications as well as bring the mobile ecosystem to vehicles to create an enhanced driver experience. ”

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