Mitsubishi Electric 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 commercialised for vehicle instrument panels and signage displays in the near future.
The innovation calibrates contrasting light and shade to produce realistic surface textures of various materials. It also simulates light reflection according to the tracked position of the viewer’s face and constructs stereographic images by simulating the reflective properties of real materials.
Through this, Real Texture creates beautiful representations of materials such as metals and glass through its 2D flat display and uses a camera to track viewer’s facial position.