Citing a patent filed by Tesla with the US Patent and Trademark Offices (USPTO), a report by Electrek is claiming that the electric car maker is developing its own bezel-less display technology for its vehicles as it doesn’t plan to rely on someone else’s technology.
Tesla’s patent application details a bezel-less display with holographic glass around it that can “reduce or eliminate the visibility of a boundary between the displaying portions of the system and the non-displaying portions.”
The patent is credited to Tesla’s Senior Staff Engineer Christos Gougoussis, who is an expert in quantum physics and has a Ph.D. in physics from Pierre and Marie Curie University in Paris.
Here’s how Tesla describes its display technology:
“An exemplary system includes a display screen including a plurality of pixels forming a first periodic structure and a frame surrounding at least a portion of the display screen. The frame may include a holographic structure having a second periodic structure. The first pitch of the first periodic structure may be within 0.5 percent to 20 percent of the second pitch of the second periodic structure.”
Although the new technology’s primary application will be in its in-car display, it could be used in other devices as the application also shows drawings of smartphones and tablets.