At the moment, most cars have a big screen for entertainment in front of the driver. LG’s new display for cars is different.
The company showed off the “57-inch Pillar-to-Pillar (P2P) LCD” on Wednesday at CES 2024. It is said to be the world’s biggest automotive display. It’s an in-car screen that covers the whole windshield and lets both the driver and the passenger see all the entertainment and information they need (and possibly some they don’t).
LG says the touch screen has a 3,500-millimeter radius of curvature, can work in temperatures ranging from -40°C to 85°C, and can show high-definition material, but they don’t say how much detail is in the resolution.
The company also announced a 32-inch OLED screen that can be slid outward. This should keep people in the back cars entertained. The screen is hidden in the roof and can be moved down. The screen is curved and has a size of 2,560×1,440 pixels.
LG brought these screens and a couple of smaller ones to CES this year and put them in three model cars to show us what we can expect from the “screenification” (LG’s word for “plenty of screens”) of our future cars.
The company says the front screen could be used for videoconferencing, which is already possible in Tesla cars but on a smaller screen. People riding in the back should be able to use the OLED screen to work or watch TV shows and movies.
LG says it’s increasing production to meet the “increasing demand” for vehicle displays above 30 inches. This means we should see these screens in real cars soon. LG’s factory in Gumi, Korea, has already begun making things. The company also has a factory in Paju, Korea, that will begin mass production “after 2025.”