Bosch aims to make the dashboard of your car a 3D display, without goggles. The crucial warnings would be in 3D; for example, the collision alert before – BRAKE! – but not the current fuel level, and maybe not a low fuel warning. A 3D warning would float visually over the rest of the dashboard. The 3D notification can also be used for other time-sensitive warnings, such as a very curved road, possibly triggered only if the speed of the driver is too high to make the turn safely, or for exit warnings. track or blind spot.
According to Bosch, 3D warnings would not require 3D glasses or eye tracking (to determine the location of the driver's head and line of sight). 3D could also be useful for rear view cameras. He will unveil details at the massive Frankfurt Auto Show next month.
Although some so-called 3D products have already been used in cars, which can be as simple as shading 3D construction on 3D maps, says Bosch, it's real 3D. According to Steffen Berns, President of Bosch Car Multimedia, "The depth of field of the screen allows drivers to quickly capture important visual information, whether from a system of assistance or from A traffic jam alert. The alerts that seem to come out of the screen are much more obvious and urgent. "
Bosch also considers that parking and backing up are simpler and more secure thanks to 3D vision. When parking, the reversing camera
The image is more realistic because it can detect obstacles earlier, and drivers can get a better sense of the space they have left between the rear fender and, for example, a garage wall, Berns explains.
Previous Bosch products included 3D vision in factory automation, 3D modeling as part of automated parking solutions and 3D element mapping in a solution of the horizon electronic. The announced Bosch technology relates to the dashboard – the one located behind the steering wheel, and not the central stack display or head-up display. Bosch will not comment on other ways Bosch would deploy or deploy technology. It should be noted that the head-up display already aligns well with the driver's field of vision. At the same time, cars that have important notifications – especially Brake warnings now – are pretty hard to miss in 2D when they are in the HUD.
"The new 3D display creates a convincing three-dimensional effect that drivers and passengers can see – without 3D glasses or eye tracking," said spokesman Tim Wieland. "This gives unprecedented depth to the vehicle instrumentation and improved visualization for assistance systems, such as the reversing camera."
Since the 3D without glasses (like the one you bought if you bought a 3D TV 5 to 10 years ago, nobody was so excited about 3D, except for movie Avatar) requires the spectator to be more or less in line, this could open the possibility of a separate panel in front of the passenger. According to Bosch, a single Bosch controller can handle all the screens of the car, such as the dashboard, the HUD, the center console panel (s) and the indoor mirror camera. it would be easy to add one more for the passenger. Some cars (not instrumented by Bosch) have up to 15 separate video / vision controllers that add weight and complexity, not to mention interconnect cables that can corrode.
If the 3D displays in cars look like a technology that already exists in cars, it depends on what 3D means. Bosch's 3D announcement seems to concern the use of stereoscopic vision with both eyes. Nobody will say that it is not 3D. What already exists is 3D perspective navigation mapping on a 2D display. In an enlarged view, a building would use shading to appear in three dimensions. To a lesser extent, shading buttons on the screen creates a 3D effect, and some touch screens actually create a pulse that gives you the impression of physically pushing a button.
The new version of MBUX, the user experience of Mercedes-Benz, offers self-styled 3D displays. Gordon Wagener, Design Manager for Mercedes, said Initiated business The MBUX display creates an impression of depth, rather than "going out" to the user (as does the Bosch display). Mercedes also uses the head-up display to overlay map information, such as an arrow in the line of sight between the driver and the turn or physical junction.
The dashboard displays switch quickly from analog to digital, as well as higher quality displays such as OLED. Plus, consumer demand for music and navigation from a smartphone means that buyers want to see at least a 5-inch color screen in the center stack. Global Market Insights predicts that demand for services will double by 2025, reaching $ 30 billion a year (€ 26.7).
Now that the Frankfurt Show (also called IAA, for International Automobil-Ausstellung) is just one month away, suppliers and automakers are starting to drum up their cars, SUVs, EVs and components. If you attended the January CES in Las Vegas, multiply by 4x the crowds and sellers in search of attention. Frankfurt only works a few odd years, attracted 810,000 visitors in 2017 and has touched a million twice in this century, according to the IAA. This year's show begins with the September 10-11 press days
It is safe to say that the show will focus on alternative energy sources (other than the gasoline combustion engine), safety and technology that makes driving safer, easier and more productive. The current price of gasoline in the United States, $ 2.65 a gallon, is about a dollar lower than the historical high (reached during the first half of this decade). The price and the offer seem so good, but the rest of the world is not as optimistic as us. are.