CES is the worlds largest space for all things electronic and companies from around the world head to Las Vegas to debut their latest innovations. One such company is McLaren, the car company, who have had an impressive 25 year partnership with JVCKENWOOD in the F1 field.
They have taken to CES to debut the McLaren 675LT JVCKENWOOD Concept, a car that started from the base 657LT Coupe, but is packed with all new sorts of technology to help make it the most advanced car around. From here on, all the words are provided by McLaren, as someone who is not that familiar with cars, I would hate to mess it up.
The technologies incorporated by JVCKENWOOD into the 675LT are staggering. Offering a fully digital cockpit experience, it demonstrates the best of JVCKENWOOD’s CAROPTRONICS sensing device systems. JVCKENWOOD’s all-in-one Head-Up Display (HUD) system combines with its Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) to communicate information to the driver. The system has three components as follows:
- The HUD system replaces the vehicle’s conventional instrument cluster, and the driver receives all necessary information from the HUD with very little eye movement necessary, especially compared to a traditional display, which requires glancing downward for vehicle information. The advantage for the driver is concentration on the road is optimal, contributing to control, safety and security. The ADAS detect the presence of vehicles, and the display interface devices communicates information collected to drivers.
- In addition to the HUD, aerodynamic digital cameras replace the optical side mirrors of the 675LT Coupe. The design of these electronic mirrors reduce weight and drag resistance, while also aiding downforce at high speed.
- The third component of the CAROPTRONICS system in the McLaren 675LT JVCKENWOOD Concept is DRVM, which replaces a conventional rear view mirror. The combination of three cameras, one on each side and one at the rear of the vehicle, offers a wider rear field of view. DRVM is effective at reducing blind spots thanks to high resolution imagery and optimization of the driver’s control.