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Suzuki debuts a duo of too-cute concepts at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show
The world could use more cute cars -- and Suzuki delivers.According to Suzuki, the theme of its display this year is, "Waku Waku Switch for Everyone: Excitement for you, excitement for everyone." Confused yet? So are we.
The Byton M-Byte'sgrabbed headlines, but was by no means the only cool new display technology among the car goodies at CES 2020. Here are three of the coolest:
Volkswagen to unveil a new EV concept Nov. 19 in Los Angeles
It coincides with the L.A. Auto Show and kicks off a VW exhibit at the Petersen MuseumVW offers no details on the concept, which debuts at a private event Nov. 19 during the press days for the L.A. Auto Show, except to say that it will be one of four ID. concept vehicles highlighted in the Petersen exhibit. Volkswagen is teasing the “Building an Electric Future” exhibit with a rendering of the ID.Vizzion, the futuristic Level 5 autonomous electric concept it unveiled last year that features no steering wheel and no pedals and is supposed to arrive between 2020 and 2022.
Continental 3D Lightfield Centerstack
"Flat was yesterday," proclaims the fact sheet explaining this new screen technology (shown above) that Conti says will be rolling out in 2023. The screen uses liquid-crystal technology with LED backlighting, but the key to the 3D look is a diamond-like diffuser that sends that backlighting up through the LCD. The effect looks perfectly three-dimensional from straight on, though if you slowly move your head from side to side your eyes will pass through eight cones of perfect perception. As you get to the border of said cones, the image appears to invert. Strange, but pretty cool. The 3D Lightfield on display also features haptic feedback.
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Funai Electric Holographic Touch Display
Japanese consumer electronics companyshowed a really cool holographic display that featured a screen mounted flush with the top of the instrument panel that, when viewed from the driver's seat position, appears to create a head-up display that hovers above the dash. According to Peter Swinkels, Funai's general manager of product planning, the display can even support touch interaction.
Mimo Vue with TanvasTouch
Chicago-based Northwestern University Neuroscience and Robotics Lab spinoff Tanvas displayed a new type of haptic touchscreen technology that is being developed and commercialized in conjunction with Japanese display supplier InnoLux. Most haptic screens we're familiar with vibrate the entire screen so that wherever your finger is, it feels the pop or click. This becomes problematic as screen sizes increase, as the amount of vibration required can be increasingly difficult to isolate from the rest of the car. Tanvas' solution uses electro-adhesion to instantaneously and electrically adhere and release the finger to the screen as the digit is drawn across the screen. Programming the on/off frequency of said bumps can make the screen feel like sand, corduroy fabric, fine screen mesh, wavy bumps, etc. A stationary finger feels nothing, though, so that "pop" to confirm a static button-press is not feasible. But it works on screens large and small, flat or curved, and it's solid-state—no moving parts, no vibration to isolate. The price is said to be competitive with existing haptic solutions for small screens, but that cost doesn't rise proportionally with increasing screen size as with the other haptic screen technologies. The companies are in talks with multiple manufacturers.
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