A few weeks old, but still worth a read.
The 2021 Cadillac Escalade's triple curved OLED screens are gorgeous
A new UI joins some clever tricks to avoid pixel burn-in
Feb 6th 2020
The centerpiece and crown jewel of the 2021 Cadillac Escalade is the triple OLED screen setup facing the passengers. It’s an imposing cowl with 38 inches of screen real estate in total, and it’s a Cadillac Escalade-exclusive piece of technology. An interesting and unique feature like this has the potential to set Cadillac apart from the stiff competition in the luxury space.
Its appearance is just like that of the Cadillac Escala concept. We don’t often get to see interior concepts carried into production, so that’s exciting on its own. The layout consists of a 16.9-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a 14.2-inch instrument cluster and a 7.2-inch touchscreen to the left of the cluster. All of the screens are curved and use OLED technology, which is commonly used on the screen of your Android phone, iPhone or TV. It allows for the deepest blacks, best contrast ratios and extremely vivid colors. In short, an OLED screen is going to look better than an LCD screen, and that’s why Cadillac is using it. We sat down with a few folks who could tell us more about it.
CONTINUE AT LINK ABOVEWe also discussed how Cadillac would deal with burn-in, which can be a problem with OLED screens that display the same graphics for extended periods of time. In a vehicle, that means over a long enough period of time something like the outline of a speedometer could faintly ghost itself into view even after switching to a different view, like Navigation.
According to Gupta, the OLED screens went through the same validation procedures that GM puts any other digital display through. The automaker built in "intelligent algorithms" and temperature monitoring functionality to help combat the potential for burn-in. Further, Gupta told us that a Display Optimization Calibration process may be presented to the driver from time to time, which can shift the layout of the screen by a few pixels to keep the same ones from displaying similar colors for too long. It will also be possible for Cadillac dealership employees to run through the calibration instead of owners.
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