Continental has developed a new display technology with the so-called privacy mode. The “Switchable Privacy Display” allows the front passenger to watch videos without distracting the driver.
The dynamically designed Continental Switchable Privacy Display allows vehicle information to be displayed either in a private mode or to all occupants. This allows the front passenger to use multimedia content such as videos or the infotainment system without distracting the driver. At the same time, the light is focused in privacy mode so that less than 1 % light radiation reaches the driver. If necessary, the visibility of content on the display can be switched for all vehicle occupants.
Continental has implemented the switchable light distribution technology for the first time for the special requirements in the vehicle. “Thanks to our expertise in backlighting and plastics technology, our Switchable Privacy Display uses, among other things, numerous key components that we developed and also manufacture ourselves,” says Kai Hohmann, product manager for display solutions. The market launch for the new Switchable Privacy Display is planned for 2024.