This is one of the most exciting times in the history of the automotive industry. Technology, safety and mobility are all converging to power the future. We help make this time exhilarating by lending expertise in energy, electronics and automotive to help empower you—as you steer the future.
Collaboration speeds up development. Let us match our technology to your vision, to make your electronics lighter, safer, more durable and efficient.
Inspiration comes from everywhere. Material solutions come from 3M.
We work with leading OEMs and Tiers to solve the toughest challenges and address the most pressing issues. We’re relentlessly building from our strong experience and investing in the future to help equip vehicles with the best in information displays, driver monitoring, head-up displays, vehicle connectivity and user experience.
Now you can place sensors where you need for optimal driver monitoring performance, while still delivering a flawless occupant experience. Place infrared sensors where they work best—for your design and for their performance—while hiding them completely with the help of 3M™ Camouflage Films.
Achieve best-in-class brightness, colour and design flexibility with 3M Head-Up Display solutions. Our array of optical films provides optimal visibility in most lighting conditions and cover the right area so you can improve thermal management, reduce energy consumption and provide a wider viewing angle.
Create the cockpit of the future by optimising driver and center information displays to empower visionary cabin designs. 3M display films amplify and recycle light, increasing brightness, colour and power efficiency. They also reduce driver-distracting reflections. All to give you optimal design flexibility and functionality.
Make the rear view mirror way more than just a mirror. Make it a full-width, fully-integrated information display. 3M™ Reflective Polarizing Films let you design eMirror applications with seamless transition between an electrified backlit state and the passive reflective state, giving you the highest clarity and visibility in a broad spectrum of conditions.
Enhance the user experience inside the cabin and gain flexibility to create a complete and immersive environment. Solutions for solar management, information displays and driver monitoring are designed to deliver a comfortable, safe and optimised ergonomic experience.
Since the introduction of the first modern (i.e., digital) vehicle displays, designers and manufacturers have made significant advances in technologies that improve image quality and enhance unit durability. Typically, these advances have been targeted and discrete. For example, to increase brightness, high efficiency light control films were deployed; to reduce nighttime windshield glare, a light-directing louver film was incorporated into the liquid crystal display (LCD) backlight. While this targeted approach to vehicle display concerns has advanced performance—in many cases impressively—it may have reached the limits of its effectiveness.
For displays based on the most common head-up display (HUD) architecture, shortcomings are often interrelated. As such, they require a holistic or cabin human machine interface (HMI) ecosystem approach that recognises this interplay and, where possible, addresses multiple issues simultaneously. Several new films, in concert with existing film technologies, show how a cabin ecosystem strategy can be implemented.
Complete specifications for display applications with optical light management and enhancement films from 3M.
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