Getting into the latest vehicles, especially premium offerings, it is striking to see the number of displays being used. Not only has the center console made way to a large display for general interface needs and infotainment, the dials of the dashboard and even wing mirror functionality are moving to color displays too. Features such as reverse parking, camera-based wing mirrors, and 360° surround vehicle view depend on camera feeds that can handle the wide dynamic range of both daytime and nighttime driving conditions.
With the move to autonomous driving on the horizon, video entertainment is also likely to be an area of focus for consumers looking to fill their long journeys by catching up on the latest TV series. Rear-seat entertainment requires displays that are crisp and sharp. Furthermore, passengers may want to play back videos from their smartphone using the HDMI Alt Mode support of USB Type-C.