In perpetual evolution, and it was besides as long as I update this article (it was even entirely drained for the blow), the equipment and gadgets available in the cars evolved well these last years, with in particular the introduction mass of cameras and computers.I have therefore identified the main ones for you, although some may be missing. I therefore invite you to signify them at the bottom of the page so that they are added, thank you in advance to Internet users (who are often very well informed …).Some are starting to be a little dated but it seemed relevant to mention them anyway.3D cockpitIt is a trend inaugurated by Peugeot on its 208 II and which was followed by Mercedes on its S-Class, it is a question of putting relief at the level of the display of the virtual cockpit located in front of the driver.Note that the way of doing things differs between Mercedes and Peugeot, the lion brand having opted (or rather the equipment supplier in charge of supplying…) for two physically separate layers and Mercedes for the Nintendo technique used on its 3DS, at namely two different images sent to each eye.For Peugeot it is therefore very simple, we have two screens/layers on two different levels (including one transparent which overhangs the other), which therefore induces relief on two levels only. At Mercedes we therefore have a facial camera which monitors the position of your head (and your eyes above all..) and then adapts the display of the screen so that the effect works permanently, namely that it is necessary precisely position micro shutters (at the level of the OLED panel) intended to hide the pixels for each of the eyes (which then allows a 3D vision). We can therefore have many more possibilities on the Mercedes (and not just two flat layers). You can also deactivate the function with this technique unlike the Peugeot.In short, this is only the beginning of the adventure and we risk seeing the thing become more democratic (the fact that Peugeot is the first gives hope of seeing it quickly on mainstream cars
Heads up with augmented reality
We see it arriving on Mercedes and Volkswagen, augmented reality makes it possible to make the head-up view or even the infotainment display interact with the road and the users who are looming in front of us.
There are then several possible uses, with the main ones being:
- Use of GPS with arrows above the road to show you as precisely as possible the route to take
- Target cars or pedestrians moving in front of us, for example to warn us of a danger or even point to the vehicle on which our adaptive cruise control is set
- Indicate the lines of the road, when we cross one inadvertently, the line crossing warning highlights this famous line in red (ex: at Volkswagen