LG Display is showcasing its advanced transparent OLED solutions for mobility at InnoTrans 2022, the world’s largest transport technology fair, taking place in Berlin, Germany until September 23. These transparent OLED solutions can be applied to various forms of public transport as it can combine innovation and convenience. For example, ‘Transparent OLED for subway trains’ is basically a glass screen that displays advertisements, news and weather forecasts while maintaining high transparency.
The glass surface uses Israeli materials science company Gauzy’s Smart Glass SPD (Suspended Particle Device) – a special tempered glass – in an IGU (Insulated Glass Unit) to provide enhanced strength and durability to handle heavy impacts and vibrations. This screen can replace standard train windows, as it also blocks up to 99% of light when SPD is on, creating even greater contrast for color-rich displays, LG said.
“Based on our leading OLED technology, we continue to create new markets by innovating new use cases for our transparent OLED panels in various fields, including the global transportation sector,” Min-woo Cho, Head of the Transparent Display Business Division at LG Display said.
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LG is also launching its ‘Smart Digital Information Desk’, which can ‘turn an ordinary train station’s information desk into a medium for delivering accurate information’.
This transparent solution with touch functionality can provide a superior interactive experience as it will allow people to chat with desk staff through the transparent OLED screen, which simultaneously view various useful information including live train schedules, emergency notices, facilities nearby and local tourist attractions.
LG Display also has up its sleeve what it calls the ‘Show Window’, which are four 55-inch transparent OLEDs arranged in a 2×2 square. It will be able to overlay text, images and video content on the front of the products and could be ideal. to develop welcome boards, photo zones or interactive display spaces with a difference.
Since 2020, LG Display, the world’s only manufacturer of Transparent OLED, has been supplying its Transparent OLED panels to various subway trains in major Chinese cities and to the trains of Japan’s East Japan Railway Company. LG Display plans to further expand the application of transparent OLEDs in the mobility sector, targeting countries with widespread rail use in North America, Europe, Japan and China.
In addition to LG Display, Germany’s national railway company ‘Deutsche Bahn’ will also showcase its next-generation concept train that uses transparent OLED screens for its windows.