Soundstream’s Dual Display Multimedia System is the first of its kind, enabling multitask functionality in a car stereo application. Concurrent operating systems running allows the user to operate the two different platforms simultaneously. The user has the option to control the included iGO powered GPS system on the upper display, or Android PhoneLink which mirrors the screen of their enabled smart device. The second operating system allows for the usage of typical features of a car multimedia system; DVD, Bluetooth Connectivity, audio/video media playback by USB, FM receiver, rear view camera, etc.
Extensive details were considered for the build of this unique application. Each high-resolution TFT-LCD display includes a capacitive touch screen panel, mimicking the interaction and experience of today’s smart devices. In an effort to ensure mechanical reliabilities, the independent motorization mechanisms use alloy steel gearing and high torque drive motors, capable of standing up to the abuse of today’s road conditions.
Attention to quality of the user’s interaction was considered in the design phase of the dual display’s user interface. Large format, easy to read info-data and icons were drawn to improve the ease of use. The user interface was designed to include solutions to reduce driver distraction and improve operator awareness.