Remember lenticular printing, where two different images were printed on a single piece of striated plastic? You could tilt the plastic to one side for a sort of ghetto animation effect.
Mercedes Benz will be incorporating a more high-tech version of that, called Splitview, in their car dashboards:
The eight-inch Splitview Command display uses a clever masking system to direct light from alternate pixels in different directions, resulting in a two-at-once viewer where the other screen is completely invisible to one viewer.
The idea is that the driver can look at maps while the passenger watches something else. For just driving around it sounds like overkill to us, but we wish this tech had existed when we were children; with only one TV, What To Watch was the ultimate and epic sibling battleground.
via fast company(more...)