Interior of a car with a large panoramic LED monitor showing the remaining part of the road ahead, not seen in regular cars.
Designed, modeled and rendered by the author

How to improve your EV startup and really STAND out in 2021 and beyond! Part 1 of 5

Aren Khachatryan
5 min readFeb 28, 2021


Screen sizes in cars kept increasing to merge with the instrument cluster and are now being renamed “hyperscreens” (see Mercedes-Benz EQS concept). This does not come as a surprise, it happened with phones and it’s happening with cars.

Auto manufacturers can stand out by rethinking the purpose of those huge screens and enhance the driving experience by improving visibility, as opposed to adding complex technology, and Sci-Fi UI to for radio channel selection or AC controls (new infotainment systems become harder to navigate through). For this, they will need to make those hyperscreens even larger and push them behind the pedals.

Helicopters and other air or water craft have been doing this for decades — increasing visibility to the maximum.

Why not bring that experience into cars with technology we already have?

Interior of a helicopter cockpit flying high with two people inside.
Helicopter cockpit — credit

360º panoramic cameras have been around for over two decades, where the video feed from 6–8 cameras positioned around the car is stitched together to give a full top-down view of the car and its surroundings.

Similar to backup cameras, some cars now come with a frontal camera systems, that use a wide-angle lens camera or the feed from multiple cameras located on corners and center of the car’s front end for increased visibility when parking near or driving away from curbs, walls, cars, and other obstacles (Chevy Corvette C7, C8, new Mazda 3, etc.).

How much will this increase visibility?

The diagram below shows a regular field of view limited by the cars windshield frame. You can see that the LED monitor nearly doubles the driver’s field of view.

A line-drawing diagram showing a driver in a car and his field of view out of the car from the side.
Illustration made by the author

Compare it to the natural human field of view:



Aren Khachatryan

I am a designer with scientific/engineering background. Originally from Yerevan, Armenia, but have lived all my adult life in Seattle, WA :)