PDT for In-Vehicle Imaging
Gives You a Better View of
How to Reach Your Destination
The automobile industry is going through a technological
evolution driven by advances in the Intelligent Transportation
System (ITS) marketplace. In-vehicle navigation has evolved
into an effective means to reduce traffic congestion,
reduce pollution, and improve safety, comfort, and peace
of mind. A recent report from Strategy Analytics predicts
that 20%of all large/high-end cars will be factory-equipped
with these dynamic navigation systems by 2006. With 600
million vehicles in the world and 60 million produced
every year, the total telematics market is projected
by industry analysts to be in the $10-$40 billion range
In-vehicle navigation systems use an LCD screen to
display moving maps that can show detailed, digital representations
of road networks, turn-by-turn route guidance and other
important navigational information such as street names,
address ranges and points of interest. Unfortunately, the
value and use of these navigational cues and surrounding
landmarks is being limited by the LCD screen size. It
is currently a challenge for the driver to "zoom in" on the
detail they need without losing the context
of their surroundings, or without restricting their ability
to "look ahead" at upcoming services and routes. To
address the "screen real-estate problem," IDELIX Software
has introduced a user interface solution entitled
Pliable Display Technology (PDT).
PDT enables users to view self-selected
areas of detail without loosing site of navigational
cues and surrounding landmarks on a moving LCD screen. Using
a variety of lenses and focal shapes, PDT is capable
of presenting an "elastic" visualization effect that
results in magnified detail appearing to "jump out"
of the screen while still remaining seamless and connected
to the rest of the landmarks and surroundings. When embedded
within your in-vehicle navigation system, PDT
will increase the confidence of your users and add more
value to the existing presentation of screen information. PDT
is applicable to both local and online presentation
of mapping images and other high information density data.
Improve In-Vehicle Navigation Capabilities
The key advantage of Pliable Display Technology (PDT) is
that PDT enables "detail-in-context viewing," thereby
preserving a view of the surrounding image and the
navigational cues associated with it. Viewers will
not have to rely on inefficient zooming, panning or
inset viewing to effectively view details or manage
Device, operating system and application independent.
PDT is easily integrated and adds value to the presentation
of information on many different hardware types, from
compact handheld and wireless devices through to PC's
with large monitors.
Increased Product Value
"Detail-in-context" viewing unlocks the power of location,
Improves LCD screen presentation of navigation routes.
Allows users to perform typical browser/viewer navigation
tasks better with real-time, dynamic "detail-in-context" capability.
Supercedes existing and ineffective pan and zoom technologies.
Complete set of image viewing functions including
multi-lens library, multiple lens capability, in-place
editing, lens characteristic controls and industry
standard image formats and documentation.
Ability to quickly view and navigate high-resolution
PDT "detail-in-context" viewing maintains coordinate
accuracy and distance.
Synchronized viewing of side-by-side images for comparison.
User interface independent and supports the leading
Can be tailored for optimal performance on various
Complements existing wireless and wireline browser
Structured API supports easy integration with
existing applications. Easy to customize, create, or
enhance a vertical application.
Find out more
For a list of the Features and Benefits of PDT and PDT 3d, see the
PDT Product Sheets
For more technical detail on PDT, read our