On 19 August at IMID 2015 (August 18 – 21), a keynote speaker Munhyun Kim of Hyundai Motors forecast that automotive display market will become more active, digitalized, and simplified. Kim categorized automotive display applied sectors into 4: cluster, HUD (head-up display) and CID (central information display), and RSE (rear seat entertainment).
Kim revealed that technological trends of cluster are full color, high resolution, and customizability, particularly it can be customized to suit the user through diverse modes. Full color, high resolution, and AR (augmented reality) are the main trends for HUD. Distance guide, direction guide, and lane guide were suggested as examples of AR. CID’s main technological trends are integrated display and insertion of diverse functions. OLED applied CID is being researched. Enlargement, individuality, and mobility were mentioned as technological trends of RSE.
Kim revealed that compared to automotive market which records 3-6% of growth each year, cluster and CID are forecast to grow by 10% a year. He added that although the weight of automotive LCD within the total LCD market is slight, the automotive OLED’s importance is forecast to grow to record 30% or over in 2017.
In the past, 4inch or larger display were mainly installed in vehicles, but it is estimated that small display of less than 4inch will be increasingly introduced. Kim also added that he expects automotive display in diverse shapes and forms will be applied in future.
In CES 2015, Hyundai Motors exhibited AR grafted HUD, 3D-gesture control technology, wearable devices connected to the vehicle, next generation infortainment technology, and ADAS (advanced driver assistance systems).
Kim expected the OLED display application will actively occur in the order of cluster, HUD, CID, and entertainment display. He also evaluated OLED panel that can easily actualize flexibility higher than LCD panel.