Volkswagen Group invests in 3D holography
Volkswagen has acquired a minority stake in the leading technology company SeeReal Technologies with locations in Dresden and Luxembourg. This participation will secure access for the Group to future-oriented augmented reality in the field of display technologies for the automobile.
Potentially hazardous situations on the road will be projected into the driver’s environment in three dimensions, “touchable” displays will be suspended instead of controls, partners and telephone conversations will appear as holograms, passengers will be able to play hovering three-dimensional Tetris.
Head-up displays of the type already in the marketplace can project their information within a limited space. In contrast, in the full-electric Volkswagen ID.3 information will be projected into the driver’s field of vision, with direct links to the driver’s environment, via an augmented reality head-up display.
In future generations of head-up displays, three-dimensional presentations will even merge seamlessly with the environment, allowing innovative display concepts both in the distance and near to the driver.
In future, conventional dashboards may become obsolete and vehicles may be controlled via virtual switches and displays. All occupants would be able to use “touchable” three-dimensional displays with natural vision for information or interaction.