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Thomas Global Systems Unveils Pioneering Vehicle Pillar

Thomas Global Systems unveiled a highly innovative patent-pending vehicle
pillar display technology at the Society for Information Display’s 2021
Vehicle Displays and Interfaces Annual Symposium & Expo held in Detroit,

“Thomas Global is proud to unveil our industry first VPDS technology. We are
delighted at the positive response already received from the automobile

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Thomas Global’s new Vehicle Pillar Display System (VPDS) provides a
significant enhancement to safety by making vehicle A-pillars appear
invisible so that drivers can see through to vehicles, pedestrians, cyclists
and other objects.

Thomas Global’s VPDS technology is the first to passively generate real
depth and dynamically stitch vehicle blind spots with the outside, while
rejecting common light sources. VPDS offers significant benefits over
previous blind spot pillar display solutions, which do not address focus
variation between the display and outside, require complex head or eye
tracking or have no ability to prevent the display from being flooded by
light sources such as sunlight or vehicle headlights.

“Thomas Global is proud to unveil our industry first VPDS technology. We are
delighted at the positive response already received from the automobile
industry,” said Mr. William Hutchinson, Chairman of Thomas Global. “VPDS
extends our trusted display technology offering into the road vehicle
market, where we believe we can make a contribution to safety,” Hutchinson

Featuring an innovative passive optical solution, VPDS incorporates dynamic
content, far focused, sunlight rejecting display technology with two
externally mounted cameras connected to A-pillar displays on each side of
the vehicle.

The increasing width of A-pillars to accommodate airbags and strengthen the
passenger cabin has enlarged the A-pillar blind spot over time. VPDS
installed in a vehicle’s A-pillars provides the driver with a seamless view
of surroundings, eliminating the pillar blind spot which can contribute to
collisions without obstructing airbag deployment.

About Thomas Global Systems

Thomas Global Systems designs, manufactures, and supports highly engineered
and reliable electronic systems solutions for commercial aviation, defense
and other high-integrity transportation applications. For more than 65
years, Thomas Global has thrived by providing customers with trusted,
innovative, and best value products and services. The company focuses on
avionics, armored vehicle electronics, and specialized mission-critical
electronics and training systems. Thomas Global operates high technology
R&D, advanced manufacturing, and support facilities in Sydney, Australia and
Irvine, California.

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