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Continental, HERE and Leia Inc jointly create natural 3D automotive navigation

Continental, HERE and Leia Inc are partnering to bring three-dimensional navigation into display solutions for vehicle cockpits. By this, the companies are jointly providing an important component for a safe and intuitive in-vehicle user experience with a wow-factor. HERE’s 3D depiction of buildings and topography are displayed with Leia’s Lightfield technology. The joint solution allows for the visualization of 3D maps without the need for adaptive eyewear or an eye-tracking sensor. The Lightfield technology even makes the 3D effect visible from various angles. Thus, driver and passengers alike can see the 3D graphics.

The content enabling this solution comes from HERE Premier 3D Cities, consisting of HERE premium map content and highly detailed 3D representations of 75 global city centers that are fully interactive and customizable. Each building is indexed and accurate in terms of physical location, volume, elevation and façade color. 3D terrain models also provide elevations for representative depictions of a city’s layout. Detailed 3D landmarks are included within the coverage of each city and are integrated into the 3D terrain, as well as the various styles of the surrounding buildings. 

Based on Continental’s Natural 3D Display, Leia’s Lightfield technology and HERE’s 3D map content, the companies have created a joint demonstrator and plan to work with vehicle manufacturers to bring this solution into the next generation of vehicles.

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