It works via a proximity sensor embedded in the key and displays a large logo on top of the car.
Ford & Lincoln are said to have filed a patent application for a ‘holographic projection system’ for a vehicle. According to reports, the projection system is to help owners locate their vehicles more easily, especially at night or in other low light conditions.
As per the patent, the system consists of three parts: a projector device, a water mist generator and a controller. The system can be mounted on the top of the vehicle or at the hood ornament.
It works via a proximity sensor embedded in the key and displays a large logo on top of the car. Once the owner is closer to the car, the system on the roof stops and the smaller second projection on the bonnet starts up. However, these stages can also be interchanged if required.
While reports suggest that customers could be able to project customised images, there are no details if it will be able to project coloured images. The patent also states that the projection system can be used on all kinds of vehicles, including petrol, hybrid or even fully electric vehicles.
However, as is with many other patents, whether this technology would actually make it onto production vehicles remains to be seen. Tesla also recently got the patent to use laser beams for windscreen wipers.
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