LG Display: unveil latest displays for airplanes and car

LG Display: unveil latest displays for airplanes and car


     In advance of CES, LG Display announced a new slate of displays for a variety of settings, including airplanes, automobiles, homes, hotels, offices, and commercial spaces.

     It is quite rare that LG Display, the research, and development division of the Korean company, opens its doors. But when it does, the surprise is often big. 

     As in 2018, when, completely unexpectedly and without any real consultation with the parent company, it unveiled its roll-up display. The very one that would become the OLED R two years later. 

     This year, LG Display renewed the experience and opened the doors of its room at CES, to take a close look at the future screens of the Korean manufacturer as well as the work in progress on certain technologies under development.

     The South Korean industry leader will make its debut in high-end OLED displays for hotels and homes while introducing a "video wall" designed to provide aircraft with a series of 55-inch OLED displays.

     In a press release, the company said it would show how advanced display products could be applied to everyday life in a variety of settings as part of a campaign entitled "Your Lifestyle with LG Display".  

     "In doing so, the company will show how display technologies can be developed to meet the versatile needs of customers' varied lifestyles and to adapt to the characteristics of various spaces," said LG Display.


     First of all, there's this single aircraft cabin. A comfortable seat that you can imagine in a futuristic business class. This one is of course surrounded by screens. 

     One transparent panel serves as a barrier to the "outside world", another incurable one allows you to enjoy its contents. And a third one on the side makes it possible to control the whole thing.

     Perhaps the most impressive of the three is the main display, which has a mechanical device that allows it to curl up and provide more immersion for the user. 

     LG Display is also using this technology for a gaming display prototype with the same success.

     LG Cinematic Sound is more traditional in its approach but no less impressive. This large 85-inch 8K OLED 8K screen hides no less than eight speakers in an ultra-thin chassis. 

     The sound comes directly from the panel in the manner of Sony's Acoustic Surface with a more than correct rendering especially considering the thinness of the whole.

     Finally, LG also works for the automotive industry and innovates by offering OLED tiles capable of completely covering the dashboard. 

     This trend seems to be taken up by many car concepts, such as Sony's Vision S for example. Finally, with the same desire to deploy screens throughout the car, LG Display has designed a small 12-inch roll-up screen for rear passengers. 

     The objective of LG's research division is obviously to demonstrate its know-how and, at the same time, to sell OLED panels to interested TV manufacturers. 

     While there hasn't been a technology as impressive as the roll-up screen this year, we should nevertheless salute a few very successful prototypes that give an idea of what our screens could look like in a few years' time.