Imagine this: You’re driving down the highway, following the route guidance on the navigation screen, when the person sitting in the passenger seat decides he wants to watch Dark Knight on DVD. Mercedes-Benz and Bosch together devised a gizmo that can satisfy both viewing requests. It’s a dual-view LCD monitor system called Splitview.
Splitview is a LCD screen that is mounted on the dashboard that allows the driver and passenger to view two different images at the same time. How does it work you ask? The eight inch active matrix, backlit color monitor nests a second image feed on adjacent pixels and a masking filter divides the combined image so that only one set of the pixels can be seen depending on your seating position.
With Splitview, the driver can access to information from Mercedes’s control and display system called COMAND on the display, while the front passenger can watch TV Channels, Music Videos or DVD’s using a Remote control and the audio can be transmitted through the car’s speakers or via headphones. Mercedes-Benz says it will introduce Splitview in the mid 2009 for the S-Class sedan.