According to E-car News recently, E-car learned from relevant channels that Audi applied for a patent at the State Intellectual Property Office, inventing an in-car projector suitable for use in the car. The era is coming on electric cars where a projection screen might replace the native central control LCD. In this post, I will be appraising Audi’s in-car projector concept and give hints on the mode of operation. Happy reading.
Principle of Audi Projector
Actually, the in-car projector is different from ordinary projectors. The projector in the car is divided into a projector body and a projection surface(see image above), and the size of the display area can be adjusted.
Basically, the principle is to project from the back of the projection surface and view the display content from the front. It can be seen that the content of the projector “5” above can be displayed on the projection surface “4“.
Also, when the driver’s seat moves, the size of the projection surface “4” can be changed.
How Does Audi’s in-car Projector Concept Work?
When the driver drives the car in person/manually, the projection surface will become smaller, allowing the driver to see all the information. However, if the driver is in a resting position or auto-pilot mode far away from the projection surface, the projection surface will increase significantly so that the driver gets a better visual experience.
Moreover, it is understood that the in-car projector is designed for future fully autonomous driving vehicles, so that the driver can stay away from the driving area for better entertainment and rest.
Previously, Audi announced that it would abandon the introduction of L3 level automatic driving technology in the Audi A8. If this happens, L3 will be moving towards a higher stage, the traditional display may be limited, and the projector in the car can provide a new visual experience.