OSA-Direct
Saturday, 29 Apr 2017

Flexenable provides OLCD for Yanfeng Automotive Interiors' vehicle interior concept

FlexEnable provided a 12.1-inch conformable organic liquid crystal display (OLCD) that has been incorporated into a car's A-pillar to allow for greater visibility and safety

19 Jan 2017 | Editor

FlexEnable has announced they are collaborating with Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (YFAI) to create an "Invisible A-pillar" concept for an autonomous demonstrator.

FlexEnable provided a 12.1-inch glass-free, conformable organic liquid crystal display (OLCD) that has been incorporated into a car's A-pillar to allow for greater visibility and safety.

Flexenable said the OLCD has a radius of curvature that can go below 3 cm, ultra-thin and lightweight and can be applied to curved surfaces in cars where glass-based displays won’t work.

By combining LCD technology with a high-performance organic backplane, FlexEnable can achieve the brightness and reliability required in demanding automotive applications.

YFAI/Flexenable - Autonomous car concept with OLCD incorporated in the A-pillar

Figure: YFAI/Flexenable - Autonomous car concept with OLCD incorporated in the A-pillar

The demonstrator was recently included in YFAI's XiM17 autonomous concept interior that made its world debut at the 2017 North American Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit.

According to Flexenable OLCD technology is compatible with existing LCD production lines, and scalable to large area displays. Due to the use of low-cost plastics and the low-temperature manufacturing process. They believe their technology is the lowest cost flexible display technology available.

Chuck Milligan, CEO of FlexEnable, said, "We are delighted to be working with Yanfeng Automotive Interiors on this innovative A-pillar concept. There is an emerging trend in automotive for more displays and enhanced HMI, which will impact car interior design. Plastic LCDs are an excellent option for OEMs and car brands as they can conform naturally to the curved surfaces of the car to enhance visibility and safety. FlexEnable's technology removes the constraints of glass, while providing the same display quality and reliability customers have come to expect from LCD displays."

www.flexenable.com    www.yfai.com   


About Yanfeng Automotive Interiors

Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (YFAI) is the global leader in automotive interiors. YFAI is redefining how people relax, work and play in their vehicle interiors today and decades from now. Headquartered in Shanghai, the company has approximately 100 manufacturing plants and technical centers in 18 countries and more than 30,000 employees globally. They design, develop and manufacture interior components for all automakers.

Established in 2015, Yanfeng Automotive Interiors is a joint venture between Yanfeng Automotive Trim Systems Co., Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Huayu Automotive Systems Co., Ltd. (HASCO), the component group of SAIC Motor Corporation Limited (SAIC Motor), and Adient, the global leader in automotive seating.

Source: Yanfeng Automotive Interiors

About Flexenable

FlexEnable has pioneered the world’s first flexible electronics technology platform that allows electronics made of organic materials to be manufactured on flexible plastic film, the thickness of a sheet of paper. Compatible with existing manufacturing lines, it is the key to truly flexible and cost effective electronics over large and small surfaces. The core applications of this technology are glass-free, flexible displays and sensors that enable game-changing products across a variety of industries including consumer electronics, mobile, wearables, automotive, medical and security. FlexEnable’s customers include OEMs, component manufacturers and materials suppliers. The company offers a comprehensive range of services-based packages for its technology platform including: ProductEnable, MaterialsEnable and FabEnable.

Source: Flexenable


login
cintelliq logo