CORNING, N.Y. (WETM) — Corning Inc. has announced a new product category for its Automotive Glass Solutions in a new Augmented Reality Head-Up Display by Hyundai Mobis.
Head-Up Displays use mirrors to project driving information such as navigation and speed – which would normally be viewed from the instrument cluster – onto windshields, putting it directly within the driver’s line of sight. AR HUDs advance this technology by essentially turning the windshield into an immersive display screen, projecting large and dynamic images onto the road.
According to Corning Inc., in 2020, nearly 5 million cars sold had HUD technology. By 2025, that number is expected to double as major automakers quickly adopt AR technology to complement other enhanced connectivity features in automobiles.
“High-quality mirrors are key components in the Mobis HUD system. They help drivers clearly view critical safety information, which is projected 7.5 meters onto the road in front of drivers,” said YoungHoon Han, vice president, Hyundai Mobis. “Our longtime collaboration with Corning has made it possible for us to launch an AR HUD with a large field of view and sharp imaging.”
Compared with traditional technologies, Corning mirrors enable a larger total display area across the windshield with a projection distance that is five times greater.
“As automotive experiences are becoming more connected, immersive, and interactive, drivers are demanding the most advanced features – such as augmented reality – in their vehicles,” said Mike Kunigonis, vice president and general manager, Corning Automotive Glass Solutions. “Corning technologies enable a truly unique driving experience, which is why Hyundai Mobis has designed our Curved Mirror Solutions into its next generation of head-up displays.”