Volvo Introduced Roof DisplaySeptember 7, 2019
The dashboard and infotainment systems occupy a lot of space in the passenger compartment. In this regard, Volvo intends to relocate its projection display.
If you believe the Volvo application, which the car concern filed with the US Patent and Trademark Office, the updated displays will have a rather unusual design. The application was submitted about a month ago, on August 13 of the current year. The patent claims that the projection display will be located on the roof of the car.
The patent images show a system that is located above the driver’s head. Mostly, projection displays help the driver see the image on the windshield by using a series of mirrors and a projector. In the Volvo patent, the main difference is the placement of the system.
The illustrations show that information about the machine is located on the “optically transmitted window”. Most likely, Volvo does not call it the word “glass”, as it is going to modify the sunroof in the car roof. It is possible that the automaker wants to eliminate the problem of poor visibility in those cases when the driver is wearing dark glasses, and at this time the HUD is working.
Representatives of the brand say that, most likely, the LEDs will become the basis for the projection system. It will be possible to adjust the brightness level and position.
There is no information about what will be displayed on the panel. Probably the data will not be very important. Volvo representatives emphasized that they had patented such an invention to free the front panel of the car and reduce the number of pages of the on-board computer to find the necessary information. In general, the amount of data about the car is constantly increasing, however, for several decades now this information has been displayed in about one place.
By the way, the Volvo patent has such a function as checking the condition of a car without returning to the car itself. Thus, you can find out the battery level or whether auto lock is enabled.
In addition, the HUD system provides for the possibility of autonomous driving. The driver can just sit on the seat and follow the parameters of the car. It is possible that in a couple of years, Volvo cars will acquire a similar concept.
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