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Thomas Global Unveils Pioneering Vehicle Pillar Display Technology

October 28, 2021 GMT

IRVINE, Calif. & SYDNEY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct 28, 2021--

Thomas Global Systems unveiled a highly innovative patent-pending vehicle pillar display technology at the Society for Information Display’s 2021 Vehicle Displays and Interfaces Annual Symposium & Expo held in Detroit, Michigan.

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Thomas Global’s Vehicle Pillar Display System (Photo: Business Wire)

Thomas Global’s new Vehicle Pillar Display System (VPDS) provides a significant enhancement to safety by making vehicle A-pillars appear invisible so that drivers can see through to vehicles, pedestrians, cyclists and other objects.

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Thomas Global’s VPDS technology is the first to passively generate real depth and dynamically stitch vehicle blind spots with the outside, while rejecting common light sources. VPDS offers significant benefits over previous blind spot pillar display solutions, which do not address focus variation between the display and outside, require complex head or eye tracking or have no ability to prevent the display from being flooded by light sources such as sunlight or vehicle headlights.

“Thomas Global is proud to unveil our industry first VPDS technology. We are delighted at the positive response already received from the automobile industry,” said Mr. William Hutchinson, Chairman of Thomas Global. “VPDS extends our trusted display technology offering into the road vehicle market, where we believe we can make a contribution to safety,” Hutchinson continued.

Featuring an innovative passive optical solution, VPDS incorporates dynamic content, far focused, sunlight rejecting display technology with two externally mounted cameras connected to A-pillar displays on each side of the vehicle.

The increasing width of A-pillars to accommodate airbags and strengthen the passenger cabin has enlarged the A-pillar blind spot over time. VPDS installed in a vehicle’s A-pillars provides the driver with a seamless view of surroundings, eliminating the pillar blind spot which can contribute to collisions without obstructing airbag deployment.

About Thomas Global Systems

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Thomas Global Systems designs, manufactures, and supports highly engineered and reliable electronic systems solutions for commercial aviation, defense and other high-integrity transportation applications. For more than 65 years, Thomas Global has thrived by providing customers with trusted, innovative, and best value products and services. The company focuses on avionics, armored vehicle electronics, and specialized mission-critical electronics and training systems. Thomas Global operates high technology R&D, advanced manufacturing, and support facilities in Sydney, Australia and Irvine, California.

Learn more at www.thomas-global.com

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CONTACT: USA:

David Barnes

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Tel +1 949 596 7895Australia:

Joanne Patrick

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Tel +61 404 500 226

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