With a PhD in physics and a career spent studying liquid crystal display (LCD) technology, Dr David Hermann is well placed to ensure that the screen is easy to use, whatever the conditions. Dr Hermann, who is Technical Expert, Visual Performance and Display Technology at Volvo Cars, helped develop the centre display with touch screen.
“We did a lot of work to make sure that it’s readable in strong sunlight,” David says. “The matt finish on some touch screens creates a large area of reflected, diffused light, but the high-gloss, ultra-low-reflectivity surface we use avoids this and gives a sharper overall image. It’s a simple, stylish solution, inspired by smartphones.”
Sensus Navigation is Volvo Cars’ fully-integrated, connected navigation technology. It makes the most of the centre display with the touch screen’s portrait format, displaying more of the road you’re travelling on than a landscape display would.
It also comes with free over-the-air updates, which means the latest map information is sent directly to the car, so you don’t have to worry about finding it or downloading it.