Britain’s Center for Process Innovation has unveiled the concept for a windowless plane, and its design as just as efficient as it’s visually stunning.
This future plane makes any scene out of a sci-fi movie look rather dull with the exterior made of transparent, high-definition screens with cameras, allowing passengers to switch to views of the outside world by simply tapping the screen or moving their eyes.
The screens would be made of organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs), which are used in mobile phones and TVs. The OLEDs are normally encased in glass which would make them very rigid and also protect the screens from the moisture found in the atmosphere. The passengers would be able to use the screens to identify the plane’s path or surf the Internet and access other forms of entertainment.
“So you could have a display next to a seat if you wanted it; you could have a blank area next to a seat if you wanted it; you would have complete flexibility as to where you put [the panel screens]. You could put screens on the back of the seats in the middle and link them to the same cameras”
Dr. Jon Helliwell
By removing the windows the plane would be a lot lighter which would both reduce the fuel consumption and also the cost of boarding the aircraft. Expect the windowless planes to be available within 10 years!
— Michael Carrington (@eMikeC) October 27, 2014
Would you give up a window seat for this? Awesome or your worst nightmare?
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