Its animated-PowerPoint video editing aside, Bosch does make an excellent point. We’ve innovated in each and every area of the vehicle, except the sun’s rays virtual sun visor. The virtual sun visor, although made with good intent, is frequently obstructive, because it reduces your visibility in the effort to shade your vision. Because you can’t put on heavily tinted sun-glasses while driving (in many parts around the globe) just further aggravates the problem because you’re faced and among two issues when you are driving using the sun shining right to you. Either disregard the horrible glare, or reduce your vision in two by holding an opaque flap from the sunlight. Bosch’s means to fix the issue is really quite simple and merely as effective.
The Virtual Sun Visor is really a transparent plate that sits before you, enabling you to begin to see the road ahead through it. The visor does, however, have a facial-sensing RGB camera that sits in your dashboard, tracking the face while you drive. If this begins sensing glare or an excessive amount of brightness in your face, an element of the visor goes dark, because of an LCD film built-into it. This hexagonal matrix of dark pixels shifts around as the face moves, casting a shadow in your eyes to chop the glare, while all of those other visor remains transparent to focus on through. Bosch shown the Virtual Visor like a very fundamental prototype promising major enhancements into it. For the time being, the concept itself appears pretty, and also the prototype will a pretty neat job of tracking the face and supplying a dark visor simply to your vision while 90% from the visor remains obvious and transparent.
My primary thought is Bosch should integrate this directly into windshields, instead of getting it as being another virtual sun visor, however the guys at Bosch rightfully explain that LCD panels have a tendency to go dark if they fail or break, which may consequently compromise the driver’s full view were the windshield to right away turn black if gravel, hail, or perhaps a rock slightly cracked the glass. The Virtual Visor, however, only cuts some of the view whether it fails, and may continually be folded back up. Something using the Virtual Sun Visor is its facial tracking, which right now appears enjoy it needs better calibration. Your camera can occasionally neglect to identify the face should you transform it to appear sideways or back, and also the LCD pixels sometimes end up being a distraction because they move about right before you.
Bosch is promising to build up fraxel treatments further to assist it achieve customers soon. Under development since 2016, the Virtual Sun Visor wishes to be miniaturized further, having the ability to even swivel sideways to chop glare in the side from the driver. I suppose all we have to do is wait and ‘watch’.