Hyundai Mobis has revealed it’s working on a rollable infotainment screen that can stretch up to 30 inches when it’s completely extended.
The company, which is responsible for technology and parts that go into Hyundai, Kia and Genesis products, has claimed the hardware is an industry first.
The screen will offer three main sizes.
When the vehicle turns on, the screen will rise with one third of the display visible.
In this size, it will show basic driving information like the time, temperature and small widgets.
A driver will be able to use the screen in its two-thirds form while using navigation.
While the driver is parked, for example charging the vehicle, the display will fully extend, allowing you to watch media with a 16:9 ratio.
Hyundai Mobis’ rollable display has a resolution higher than QHD (2560 x 1440).
The technology has been developed to minimise installation space and provide ‘a competitive advantage’.
The company says the screen can be installed in the first row, in front of the driver but can also be mounted from the ceiling, providing accessibility for rear-seat passengers as well.
Hyundai says it has combined 50 core technologies for the project which are being patented in Korea and across the world.
While Hyundai is the first to claim a rollable screen, other carmakers have previously offered retractable displays.
Locally Audi used the concept in its previous A3, A6, A7, A8, and Q7. Overseas Cadillac also had a retractable infotainment screen in its second-generation CTS and SRX.