Automotive: 3D cluster instruments
Jaguar Land Rover
Jaguar Land Rover is looking at technology that could replace rear view and external mirrors with cameras and virtual displays. The 3D instrument cluster developed by Jaguar Land Rover and showcased at the R&D facility in July 2014 makes use of a SeeFront 3D display with integrated eye-tracking.
Using two-dimensional imaging to replace mirrors is limited by the fact that single plane images on a screen do not allow the driver to accurately judge the distance or speed of other road users. The glasses-free 3D instrument cluster creates the perception of depth, thus allowing the driver to judge distance.
Crammed with next-generation technology, the Mercedes-Benz research car F 125! unveiled at IAA 2011 features a glasses-free 3D instrument cluster for the driver. Find out more about the 3D instrument cluster in this YouTube video.
While the three-dimensional display of certain information for the driver is designed to be intuitive and enhance safety and comfort, it is clear that this can only be achieved with a glasses-free 3D solution. Daimler chose SeeFront to provide the autostereoscopic 3D technology for the research car featured in the year of Daimler’s 125th anniversary.