Yes, Intel’s Meego powered In-Vehicle Infotainment System of the future is suffering from multiple personality disorder, and that is absolutely a good thing for drivers and passengers alike. Intel is showing off this prototype device at MWC which is essentially an IVI unit for your car, except that it has the ability to simultaneously play two different things on its display. This way a driver can glance at the IVI’s display for navigation data or whatever, and not be distracted by a movie that a passenger on the other side of the vehicle is watching – even if the passenger is looking at the same exact display. The technology being used here is essentially “reverse 3D” tech. And the way this IVI unit manages to pull this off is by having MeeGo process two videos at once and having them run interlaced. The system’s display itself also has a double resolution to accommodate two videos running interlace.
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