He liquid crystal -LCD- has for years used in watches pictures, basically in specific fields of information, where digital graphics interpreted very clearly intended to project information. But digital information has been completing or replacing the analog principal, which traditionally with a physical needle and a scale we report the speed, revolutions per minute (rpm), of the gas in the tank or temperature Water motor, among other parameters. Now with most technology applied to automobile, more information is being pointed to inform the driver and this has led us to meet increasingly backsplashes crowded analog or digital clocks, screens, switches and other mechanisms, which bound both design and intuitive use of the equipment and reading information.
The central liquid crystal displays They have allowed reduce The number of switches and watches physical, when projecting onto a same virtual surface controls with different functions depending on the chosen field. one virtual key can be volume radio, zoom the map navigation system or regulator heating seat, for example.
Now, Audi has taken a step further in its new TT, to the dispense with of the central screen and absolutely move all the information box driving position. He 'virtual cockpit 'of the Audi TT It consists of a LCD / TFT screen, common technology in flat TVs our days, 12.3 inches It is projecting simultaneously the different information that we claim. The same physical space of the picture change image, or prioritizing mechanical information, of travel, of entertainment wave of navigation, for example.
A smartphone is a perfect example of the varied information that can project a LCD display type, also with animated graphics and color. He TFT display virtual Audi cockpits It has a resolution of 1,440 x 540 pixels, with very clear images and sharp contrasts are achieved. He microprocessor graphic 1GHz 4 cores processes eight billion calculations per second. He Rev counter It is calculated 60 frames per second, making the virtual needle moves with a lot of fluidity.
In some cases this technology serves to provide different designs squared, change color or size spelling, but it has also been necessary to integrate new devices automobile, such as systems that recognize traffic signs and show us the sign in the picture, radar that capture the cars ahead of us and represent it on the screen; in the hybrids their animated graphics They inform us of loading and unloading processes or in 4x4, the operation of the transmission.