The US Patent and Trademark Office just lately granted a patent by Apple dubbed “Systems with windows“. This patent by the iPhone-makers means that future automobiles ought to transfer the show panels contained in the automotive from devoted screens to throughout the glass home windows and even the windshield.
How Will It Work?
According to Apple’s patent, automobiles sooner or later might use a chemically-strengthened glass layer and a structural window layer to carry an “adjustable optical component layer”. This “optical component layer” can include any sort of a show panel like an LCD panel with a backlight or an OLED panel to show info.
Apart from these layers, the corporate means that extra parts might be added within the type of further layers or with some tweaks to the close by surfaces of the 2 glass panels.
Speaking in regards to the glass panels, Apple means that they might be utilizing tempered soda-lime glass or aluminosilicate glass for the chemically-strengthened layer. And as the inner layers will likely be sandwiched in-between the glass layers, they’ll stay protected against the exterior parts.
Now, we now have seen Apple file an array of patents for its units. However, a lot of the applied sciences don’t make their option to the patron market. Similarly, within the case of this patent, I don’t suppose that it’s coming to the market anytime quickly.
Nonetheless, it’s fairly thrilling to see what sorts of tech future automobiles will convey with them as an increasing number of corporations put money into superior applied sciences for the car business.