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IR Infrared Touch Screens

A D Metro’s Patented LCIR Touch Technology: Leveraging the Use of Touchscreens in Cars

Cars, these days, have evolved into smart mobile systems, with a growing amount of data and information that individuals benefit from while driving. This has resulted in a constant deepening of human-vehicle interaction, with an increasing number of on-board touch displays which significantly improving overall driving safety.

As technology advances, the number of on-board touch displays has expanded dramatically. With rising consumer demand for information, the need for small and medium-sized on-board touch displays has grown more apparent. Today, there are fewer physical buttons on the car’s central control, and the screen is getting bigger.

So, to work with more intelligent systems, touchscreen technologies have evolved greatly. The top innovative touch solutions provider A D Metro has engineered linear correlating infrared (LCIR) optical touch technology to overcome the various challenges of touch displays in cars and make them more suitable and safe for use.

Cars usually remain exposed to different environments and weather conditions, like direct sunlight and extreme hot and cold temperatures. The bright sunlight coming through windows hit the display, making it almost impossible to read. Insufficient display contrast can be a risk to the safety of people seated in the car since it increases driver distraction. The challenges extend further to operability as touch displays in cars need to be responsive to touch with both gloved and bare fingers. Removing gloves to operate the display not only questions the feasibility but poses a major distraction while driving.

Keeping in mind the above challenges and to make car touch displays practical to work, A D Metro has come up with infrared optical linear correlating touch technology. Projected capacitive is generally considered the better solution for such interactive displays, but A D Metro’s Linear Correlating Infrared (LCIR) touch technology is preferred for car displays that require multi-touch but have difficulty integrating projected capacitive (PCAP).

There are several more features that make A D Metro’s patented LCIR technology ideal for on-board car displays.

Why LCIR is the Ideal Touch Screen Solution for Touch Displays in Cars?
The Linear Correlating Infrared (LCIR) touch panels are equipped with sensitive and precise single and two-touch functionalities that are ideal for navigation purposes. LCIR technology performs flawlessly even in harsh settings such as severe radio frequency interference (RFI) and intense sunlight interference, including strobing light.

A D Metro’s infrared optical linear correlating touch technology contributes to the avoidance of readability issues in cars. Integrating LCIR touch technology into car display systems provides the following:

  • The LCIR touch sensor has no substrate, resulting in 100% optical clarity and maximum contrast.
  • The display is 100% sunlight-resistant, allowing operation in all lighting situations.
  • LCIR provides 100% EMI and RFI protection, ensuring no loss of touch response.
  • Reliable two-touch capabilities for navigation.
  • Compatible with gloves and a 5mm stylus.

A D Metro’s Infrared Optical Linear Correlating Touch Technology is a prime choice for automotive applications since it is a reliable and durable touch system. Optical clarity with maximum contrast even in strobing sunlight, responsiveness, precision, and reliable two-touch functionality make this advanced version of IR-infrared touch screens an excellent choice to meet the increasing demand for touch displays in cars.


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