Hyundai Mobis announced that it has developed the world's first 'cluster less HUD' that integrates the dashboard (cluster) and head-up display (HUD) functions that display vehicle operation information.
According to Hyundai Mobis on the 25th, cluster less HUD is a next-generation driver's seat technology that minimizes the driver's distraction by dividing various driving information displayed on the cluster into the HUD in front of the driver and the audio/video/navigation/telecommunication (AVNT).
Hyundai Mobis explained that essential driving information, such as speed and revolutions per minute (RPM), has been raised to the driver's eye level, and safety and convenience have been improved by adding the driving assistance functions of the HUD such as road guidance. Other auxiliary driving information is displayed in AVNT.
The cluster less HUD consists of a total of four display areas. At the top (three zones), you can check speed, RPM, advanced driver assistance system (ADAS)-related information, and route information, and at the bottom, basic vehicle information such as shift mode, coolant temperature, and driving range. Turn signals and system information warning lights are also displayed.
The 15-inch size has significantly expanded the information display area compared to existing products.
Hyundai Mobis explained that it has secured mass production by developing a new manufacturing method and optical deposition specification for a combiner mirror that implements the HUD function with optical glass mounted on the dashboard. The frame fixed to the vehicle is designed to be inclined toward the driver to increase visibility.
Recently, as the transition to future-oriented cars is accelerated, clusters tend to be integrated and simplified. In particular, as we enter the era of electric vehicles, global automakers are focusing on securing interior space by applying platforms exclusively for electric vehicles.
The cluster less HUD is a display technology that is optimized for autonomous driving and electrification, Hyundai Mobis said. It is also expected to help increase mileage due to weight reduction.
Hyundai Mobis has completed patent registration for cluster-less HUD not only in Korea but also in major countries around the world, including the US, China, and Germany.
It is planning to win global orders by preempting the new technology of the future cockpit (dashboard component module for the driver's seat) and actively promoting it to domestic and foreign auto brands.
Han Young-hoon, head of the information display sector at Hyundai Mobis, said, "When the cluster and HUD are combined, it will not only secure space but also help secure the driver's forward vision through unifying driving information, which will play a big role in safe driving."
Hyundai Mobis has all the technologies for mass production of HUD, full digital cluster, surround-view monitor (SVM), and AVNT, which are the four core technologies of vehicle infotainment. He said that he intends to leap forward as a company.