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New Technology Develops Metallic-like Surfaces in Displays

Adjusts gloss and shading in real-time according to the person's viewing angle

TOKYO, February 14, 2018 - Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) announced today that it has developed a realistic "texture expression" technology, named Real Texture, that makes vehicle displays and digital signage appear to be realistic metallic-like surfaces for added viewing appeal. Real Texture is expected to be commercialized for vehicle instrument panels and signage displays in the near future.

Real Texture Features

- Calibrates contrasting light and shade to produce realistic surface textures of various materials.
- Simulates light reflection according to the tracked position of the viewer's face.
- Constructs stereographic images by simulating the reflective properties of real materials.
- Creates beautiful representations of materials such as metals and glass.
- Consists of 2D flat display (parallax stereographic display not required) and camera to track viewer's facial position.