Toyota is developing a revolutionary new 3D heads-up display
In its latest report, Toyota Motors has made it clear that it won’t be spending the time and resources required to create an autonomous vehicle in the near future. Instead, the Japanese automaker wants to develop technology that assist and improve human drivers, such as lane keeping and brake assists, dynamic radar cruise control, and its new 3D heads-up display.
Toyota has been working on its new 3D viewing technology for the last two years along with San Francisco-based Calty Design Research, and the automaker has just revealed some of the technology’s functions, as well as when it will enter production.
For starters, the system will supposedly work on a normal windshield, no special filters will be required, which will allow it to perfectly integrate with the view and not cause the driver any eye strain or headaches. It will be capable of drawing multiple shapes on the windscreen in order to help with orientation, highlight points of interest, and even reveal hidden dangers.
All of these features are possible thanks to Toyota’s Single Photo Avalanche Diode / Light Detection and Ranging (SPAD LIDAR) system which is currently in the works. This combines the functions of millimeter wave radar and stereo cameras to detect the positions and shapes of obstacles during day and night.
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