Continental receives large contract for OLED interior displays

Continental receives large contract for OLED interior displays
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The technology company Continental has received its first a major order for OLED displays in a production vehicle from an unnamed global manufacturer. The order is worth €1 billion.
By Christoph Hammerschmidt


The order includes a multi-display that extends from the driver’s area to the centre console and integrates two screens that are optically bonded behind a curved glass surface. Series production is scheduled to start in 2023. 

One of the ways OLED technology achieves an aesthetically pleasing user experience is through its ability to light up itself. This means that no backlighting is required, as is the case with conventional LC displays, which leads to particularly light and flat units and significantly increases design freedom thanks to the compact dimensions. The technology also allows for more complex shapes as well as curved installation of the display. Furthermore, the OLED display convinces with its brilliant deep black background, which increases contrast and improves readability. In addition, the organic light-emitting diodes enable a very wide colour gamut and thus form the prerequisite for high-quality, user-friendly content. Contrast and colour diversity are maintained by OLED over a very wide viewing angle of almost 180° without loss, which makes the display in the centre console in particular interesting also for front-seat passengers.

Thanks to the self-luminous property of the organic light-emitting diodes, OLED displays are very energy-saving and thus sustainable. Instead of the entire backlighting of conventional screens, OLED technology only lights up those pixels that are needed for the currently relevant information of the human-machine interaction. As a result, the OLED solution consumes significantly less energy than a comparable LC screen for typical automotive content and thus ensures lower energy requirements.

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