Just last year, most experts in this space were still skeptical that automotive-grade AMOLEDs could hit the market by 2018, but several suppliers and a couple of OEMs have mentioned this will happen in production by 2018, probably for MY2019 vehicles. Why AMOLED? Better color gamut, deeper blacks, resolution, brightness, etc. One direct application for the technology is in the emerging rear-view smart mirror segment. For example, if you replace an LCD with an AMOLED in a display like the mirror in the Cadillac CT6 or Chevrolet Bolt, at night there will be deeper blacks reducing eye strain on drivers. Meanwhile, curvature offers new possibilities for designers to fit screens in new places with new interfaces, as well as the potential to reduce or eliminate screen glare, based on the location and curvature of the panel.
Source: IHS – photos taken by Mark Boyadjis/IHS at CES, January 2016
Read more on this topic in the latest IHS press release, Automotive Display Systems to Grow to $18.6 Billion by 2021, Driven by Connectivity, Infotainment, Safety, IHS Says