Mitsubishi Electric car display system projects images on curve-, oval- or triangle-shaped screens to match interior layouts
Mitsubishi Electric has developed a prototype car display system with an optical engine that can project images on curved, oval or triangular screens to suit a wide range of car interiors. The system’s free-form screen responds flexibly to the increasing use of curves and other design features in car interiors. At the same time, its easy visibility helps to promote driving safety. The display system incorporates red, green and blue LEDs for its light source to achieve a color gamut 1.5-times wider than conventional displays that use white LED backlights.
The three different LEDs produce brighter colors and increased visibility. In addition, a light sensor separately controls light emissions from the different LEDs, each having its own temperature characteristics, and maintains color balance to stabilize color reproduction in a wide range of temperatures.
To ensure steady performance and extended product life, Mitsubishi Electric developed a hybrid cooler that combines systems for highly efficient radiation and natural and forced-air cooling. In addition, the overall structure minimizes distortion of the optical engine and chassis due to vibration or shock while driving, ensuring that images remain crisp and clear. The display also incorporates a plastic screen that absorbs light to maintain excellent visibility in bright environments.