LG Display offers world’s first transparent OLEDs for subway train windows in China

LG Display, a world leader in display technologies, recently announced that it has provided the world’s first transparent OLED displays for subway train windows in the Chinese cities of Beijing and Shenzhen.

Transparent OLEDs are gaining interest not only from mobility customers in the areas of self-driving cars, airplanes, and subways, but also from sectors such as smart home and smart building industries. As OLEDs are self-emitting with no need of backlights, they are able to produce a maximised transparency rate.

The 55-inch transparent OLED displays installed in the Beijing (Line 6) and Shenzhen (Line 10) subways offer real-time information about subway schedules, locations, transfers, as well as flights and lifestyle information such as weather and news.

LG Display plans to expand the supply of transparent OLEDs to major subway stations in cooperation with railroad companies and subway train glass manufacturers.

According to the global consulting firm Prescient & Strategic Intelligence, the transparent display market is expected to grow at an average rate of 46 percent annually and reach US$4.93bn by 2024.

“The application of transparent displays will become more diverse,” said Dr Chang-ho Oh, senior vice president & head of the TV Business Unit at LG Display. “LG Display aims to supply products to a wide range of industries in line with its vision as the leading display solution provider.”

Caption: LG Display’s transparent OLED displays are now visible in Chinese subway lines (photo: LG Display)

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