Head-up displays on car windscreens are getting more and more common these days, but here’s a twist on the HUD that you probably won’t have seen before. Made by Israeli Company OSG, these ‘ScreeneX’ windscreens can be manufactured with an integrated LCD panel positioned anywhere you choose. The screen’s internal electronics are stored in a separate box located off of the windscreen.
The ScreeneX is mainly aimed at military applications. It can be used to display maps or images from a control centre, as well as night vision feeds, making it useful for after-dark sorties. The idea behind taking the screen away from the cabin is that vital space can be freed up inside the vehicle.
OSG do say it’s also suitable for civilian use, and while driving laws in many countries might make having a jolly great screen taking up the driver’s field of vision a little tricky, it’ll be interesting to see if this sort of technology makes an appearance in road cars eventually. The idea of having a navigation display integrated into the windscreen in this fashion is an interesting prospect.
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