bosch's LCD car visor only blocks the road view where the sun is in your eyes

bosch's LCD car visor only blocks the road view where the sun is in your eyes

live from las vegas: bosch has unveiled a car visor that uses a transparent LCD screen and artificial intelligence to block out glare without obscuring the driver’s view of the road. the virtual visor, which was honored as a best of innovation in the CES 2020 innovation awards, will debut at CES 2020 in las vegas.



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bosch's LCD car visor only blocks the road view where the sun is in your eyes

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bosch links an LCD panel with a driver monitoring camera that scans the driver’s face to track the sun’s casted shadow. the visor then uses AI to locate the driver within the image from the driver-facing camera whilst analyzing the driver’s view, darkening only the section of the display through which light hits the driver’s eyes.

bosch's LCD car visor only blocks the road view where the sun is in your eyes



the rest of the display remains transparent, no longer obscuring a large section of the driver’s field of vision. the creative use of liquid crystal technology to block a specific light source decreases dangerous sun glare, driver discomfort and accident risk; it also increases driver visibility, comfort and safety.

bosch's LCD car visor only blocks the road view where the sun is in your eyes



‘for most drivers around the world, the visor component as we know it is not enough to avoid hazardous sun glare – especially at dawn and dusk when the sun can greatly decrease drivers’ vision,’ said dr. steffen berns, president of bosch car multimedia. ‘some of the simplest innovations make the greatest impact, and virtual visor changes the way drivers see the road.’

bosch's LCD car visor only blocks the road view where the sun is in your eyes



‘we discovered early in the development that users adjust their traditional sun visors to always cast a shadow on their own eyes,’ said jason zink, technical expert for bosch in north america and one of the co-creators of the virtual visor. ‘this realization was profound in helping simplify the product concept and fuel the design of the technology.’


project info


company: bosch
product: LCD car visor
event: CES 2020

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