Revolutionary Automobiles Touchscreen with Self-Cleaning Feature
The 20th century generation is the witness of rapid technology development. Like smart appliances with touch screens are introduced and gradually the keypad buttons are being replaced. And soon, touchscreens will eventually replace traditional buttons in automobiles.
People dislike the greasy fingerprints on their luxurious device touchscreen and they used to clean those greasy fingerprints by wiping Microfiber Cloth on touchscreen. Which is a time taking and repeated process.
To ease the process, General Motors introduced a revolutionary screen design allowing touchscreens to automatically remove fingerprints by themselves.
Are you imagining a robot arm holding a microfiber cloth that extends from a car dashboard and begins to clean a screen, or small wipers that activate with each touchscreen interaction to clean your windscreen.
If yes than you’re wrong because General Motors has come up with an exceptional and modest solution.
Normally panels have red, green, and blue pixels while the improved panels also include a fourth, violet pixel and a photocatalyst (metal oxide) screen layer which will absorb specific light wavelengths and trigger a chemical reaction.
This violet -like ultraviolet light is invisible to the human eye so as not to alter the colors of displayed images or videos. The violet pixel aims to start the photocatalyst reaction in the absence of sunlight as many automobiles utilize window tinting.
The chemical reaction utilizes the moisture of the air to break down the organic elements (oil, fat, etc.) left behind in our fingerprints on screens. Once the reaction ends and screen dries up, all the oily stains and fingerprints will immediately vanish.
We don’t know in which year we will have this technology, as right now it is just in the patent state, and General Motors didn’t make any announcement.