Glasses-free 3D effect: The Lightfield Display allows a comfortable perception of 3D depth as well as the rendering of highlights and other effects (photo: Continental)

Continental and Leia's new 3D Lightfield Display bring the third dimension into Automotive vehicles


Products

A stop-sign, shining red hovers in front of the screen. Rows of houses rise out of the navigation system. The vehicle manufacturer’s logo rotates in the air in front of the dashboard. With these kinds of three-dimensional effects, Continental aims to revolutionise the way displays are configured in automotive vehicles. The technology company is currently developing an innovative cockpit solution, the Natural 3D Lightfield Instrument Cluster, in cooperation with Silicon Valley company Leia Inc. that will bring the third dimension into upcoming automotive vehicles, with unprecedented quality. Lightfield displays are the next generation of medium allowing not only the comfortable perception of 3D depth, but also the rendering of highlights, sparkles and other complex light effects. The technology enables information to be safely presented to the driver in real-time, allowing the driver’s interaction with the vehicle to become more comfortable and intuitive. It also allows passengers in the front and back seats to share the 3D experience with the driver.

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A part of Smartrac’s NFC portfolio (photo: Smartrac)

Smartrac and Compass to jointly expand the SRL network


Companies / Markets

Smartrac Technology Group (Amsterdam, The Netherlands), a leader in RFID products and IoT solutions, and Compass Marketing (Annapolis, Maryland), a leading provider of marketing and technology solutions in the CPG industry, have announced a partnership to keep accelerating the success of the Smart Retail Label (SRL) Network globally.

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Impressions from InPrint 2017 (photo: MackBrooks)

InPrint Munich: Industrial print industry well-positioned to attract new business


Exhibitions / Events

From 12 to 14 November 2019, InPrint Munich will once again showcase the emerging community of printing and industrial manufacturing specialists. The international exhibition of print technology for industrial manufacturing has become a central platform to present, discover and source smart printing applications that can be integrated into industrial production processes. A few months before opening day, more than 100 exhibitors from 15 countries have already confirmed their participation, occupying nearly three quarters of the 2017 exhibition space with bookings ongoing.

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Organic solar film (photo: Silicon Saxony/Fraunhofer FEP)

Fraunhofer FEP and Heliatek: Conclusion of BMBF research project on transparent organic photovoltaic glass façades (TOP)


Companies / Markets

In December 2018, the BMBF-funded research project "Transparent Organic Photovoltaics (OPV) Glass Facade" (project name: TOP) ended as part of the funding initiative "Organic Electronics - Fundamentals of Technology and Application Scenarios." The aim of the joint project was to develop semi-transparent solar foils with a transparency of 15-30% at an efficiency of 8-10% and a suitable encapsulation. The consortium consisted of CreaPhys GmbH (Dresden), Fraunhofer FEP (Dresden), Fraunhofer ISE (Freiburg), Heliatek GmbH (Dresden) and the University of Ulm.

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Isorg and Sumitomo Chemical have expanded their existing collaboration (photo: Isorg)

Isorg and Sumitomo Chemical announce partnership to develop organic photodetectors


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Isorg (Grenoble, France), a pioneer in organic photodetectors (OPDs) and large-area image sensors, and Sumitomo Chemical (Tokyo, Japan), a leader in OPD materials production and other fields, announced their agreement to develop new OPD products for use as smartphone fingerprint sensors and hybrid organic CMOS image sensors.

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