FlexEnable Displays Tried in Auto A Pillar

Flexenable of the UK has said that it is working with Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (YFAI), said to be the global leader in automotive interiors, to create an Invisible A-pillar concept for an autonomous demonstrator. FlexEnable provided a 12.1” glass-free, conformable organic liquid crystal display (OLCD) that has been incorporated into a car’s A-pillar to allow for greater visibility and safety. The demonstrator was included in YFAI’s XiM17 autonomous concept interior that made its world debut at the 2017 North American Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit.

With a radius of curvature that can go below 3cm, FlexEnable’s ultra-thin and lightweight OLCDs can be applied to curved surfaces in cars where glass-based displays won’t work. The ability of the display to run vivid colour and smooth video content is enabled by high-performance organic transistors on plastic substrates.

By combining the proven LCD technology with a high-performance organic backplane, FlexEnable can achieve the brightness and reliability required in demanding automotive applications. The technology is compatible with existing LCD production lines, and is scalable to large area displays. Due to the use of low-cost plastics and the low-temperature manufacturing process, FlexEnable’s technology is the lowest cost flexible display technology available.

Yanfeng showed this automotive concept but we couldn’t see the Flexenable display!