Grupo Antolin has entered a strategic partnership with Osram Automotive Lighting Systems (AMLS) working on new functionalities for digital projection systems on various surfaces, for example on the headliner substrate.

This, it was claimed, would “provide passengers with a unique experience and more comfort during the journey”.

Projections onto the instrument panel, pillar trims or panoramic roof are also possible. To offer customers a one stop product, the partners are joining strengths in lighting, electronics and integration.

Digital projection technology enables a wide range of possibilities for displaying individual content such as outdoor environments, videos, visual patterns, logos, or images including warning signs and information. One focus is on greeting scenarios, but the system also creates new customer experiences during the ride.

AMLS digital projection systems are based on the Digital Micromirror Device (DMD) approach. Thanks to their flexible and compact design, the DMD projection modules can be seamlessly integrated into the passenger compartment by Antolin to display projections on various surfaces in the vehicle interior. In addition, AMLS projection modules can be synchronised with functional and ambient lighting and individually adapted to different driving scenarios and passenger mood. A combination of projection module and headliner uses the largest canvas available within the car.

“Antolin will enhance its work in the development of innovative modular overhead systems with the aim of consolidating its position as a world leader in this field,” the supplier said.