GM Officials Say Enhanced Windshield Vision System Expected to Be
Brought to Market Sometime in Next Decade
March 19, 2010
Officials from General Motors (GM) Corp. say they
expect the company's new enhanced vision system to be available
in the next decade, though no particular vehicle line has been targeted.
The advanced windshield system currently is in research and development.
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The system, which works much like a head-up display, would utilize
the entire width of the windshield. (Click on the video to the right
for an in-depth look at the technology.)
"The enhanced vision system is comprised of a transparent
display, which basically is the windshield," says Thomas
Seder, group lab manager-GM research and development. "A bunch
of forward-looking sensors, infrared sensors, visible cameras, potentially
radar, night vision systems-a variety of sensors looking forward
on the vehicle as well as cameras in the vehicle to track a driver's
position in space, so that what we can do is keep align the image
that we draw on the transparent display with external objects in
the real world."
He adds, "This may seem like a very complex, very wild technology,
but in fact, it is being used today in cockpits around the world.
Enhanced vision systems are used in many commercial airlines."
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