For their virtual sideview mirror, Audi have received the Society for Information Display’s Display Application of the Year award.
The Audi system comprises a small exterior camera and a door‐mounted 7″ OLED interior display, OLED being the best technology for clear vision no matter what the weather and sunlight are doing.
The display provides a much better image than a conventional mirror can in certain situations, such as driving in direct sunlight. The mirrors also adjust automatically to three driving situations: On the highway, the field of vision is reduced so the driver can better estimate speeds when driving fast. When turning, the indicator view extends the relevant side’s image detail to reduce the blind spot. When parking, the field of vision is extended downward so the driver can manœuvre accurately.
The camera is integrated into the hexagonal end of the virtual mirror’s flat supports, and its images are digitally processed and displayed on a high‐contrast, 1,280 × 800‐pixel OLED display.
The Society for Information Display (SID) is a global professional organization that focuses on the further development of electronic display and visual information technologies and offers a platform for cooperation, communication and further development of the display industry and its technologies. The members are specialists from a wide range of business areas in the display industry, such as research, design, manufacture, application, marketing and sales.