Current head-up shows undertaking a small subject of view. Expanding the sector of view can create a extra immersive expertise and ship important driving data within the driver’s pure line of sight, permitting them to maintain their eyes on the street.
BMW’s new design showcases a head-up show know-how that transforms the windshield right into a secondary show.
The Bosch-supplied BMW Panoramic Vision show is tucked far again on the dashboard and just under the windshield. It initiatives the contents from its three screens throughout the decrease part of the windscreen. The ultra-wide show sits within the driver’s line of sight however is low sufficient in order to not hinder the view of the street.
Freyer mentioned the Panoramic Vision show makes use of high-contrast “matrix backlight” know-how.
“It’s several times stronger than any display that is normally used in a car,” he mentioned.
The show delivers driving data, navigation prompts and incoming notifications resembling cellphone calls.
In pillar-to-pillar display ideas, there’s a lot actual property that automakers really feel compelled to fill it with content material, Durach mentioned.
“We are trying to reduce the information … to really meaningful things and stay as focused as possible,” he mentioned. As a end result, car velocity is displayed as a quantity, with not one of the graphics and animations that usually clutters the instrument cluster.
“We want to [emphasize] eyes on the road, hands on the wheel,” Freyer mentioned. “That’s why we want to bring the most important information directly into the driver’s view.””
BMW pairs the Panoramic Vision with a parallelogram-shaped touchscreen inside attain of the motive force and entrance passenger. The centrally situated OLED show is oriented to view infotainment, gaming and navigation.
A 3rd display — an non-compulsory 3D head-up show activated above the steering wheel — is restricted to navigation and assisted driving data.