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Panoramic holographic projections to improve safety in cars

All day from Friday 26 March until Sunday 4 April

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Researchers at the University of Cambridge, Imperial College London and University College London are working together to develop the next generation of vehicle safety in the form of panoramic holographic projections.

Touch control infotainment systems in modern vehicles are a major distraction to drivers and endanger road safety. Conventional head-up displays require the driver to shift the field of view from the far field of the road towards a small region on the windscreen. Panoramic holographic projections that provide an augmented reality experience in the driver’s field of view could prevent driver distraction. Here, a holographic automotive head-up display was developed to project 2D and 3D Ultra-High Definition (UHD) images using Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) data in the driver’s field of view. The LiDAR data was collected with a 3D terrestrial laser scanner on a public road in London. Panoramic holographic projections provide a virtual reality experience in the driver’s field of view prevent driver distraction and improve safety. Head-Up Displays (HUDs) can serve as a defensive tool to promote driver attention. This technology could be useful for many drivers, including elderly and disabled populations. Human-machine interaction studies are being used to optimise this technology for drivers and may serve as a basis for future advances in virtual reality.

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Age: All Ages
Timing: Available on Demand
Cost: Free
Event Capacity: Unlimited
Theme: Explore, Health
Image copyright: J. Skirnewskaja

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