Starting with the 2017 IndyCar Series, competition cars had to adopt the new electronic digital display system which provides the driver with vital information about speed, engine performance, fuel and other critical functions. This allows drivers and crew chiefs an exact understanding of what is happening in the car as well as what adjustments need to be made.
The Andretti team selected and installed the Cosworth CDU 4.3 digital dash display system to provide this information in their cars. However, it soon became apparent that the LCD display was reflecting sun glare back at the driver during races. In an open-cockpit concept, there is no escape from sun glare and reflection. That is when the team turned to NuShield to help provide a solution to eliminate this glare.
After intensive on-board trials, NuShield is proud to announce that the Andretti team selected the NuShield DayVue anti-reflective screen protector film to help its drivers eliminate the glare off the new panel in their race cars. The NuShield DayVue anti-reflective film eliminates the glare bouncing off the panel and allows the driver to clearly read the display, even with the racing helmet and shield in place.
The film is cut precisely to size and installs easily onto the display. The slight tacky backing holds the film to the display, but can be quickly removed and exchanged if necessary without leaving unsightly bubbles that can interfere with visibility. NuShield is also working with other racing teams who are also testing the film for their display.
NuShield, Inc. has been one of the leading manufacturers of custom made screen protector films. These are military grade films that are used in the harshest environments to protect electronic display screens. The company offers several film types for various market needs. The DayVue anti-reflective screen protector allows users to clearly read their displays while working outdoors in direct sunlight or while wearing polarized sunglasses. The Triple A anti-glare screen protector works well indoors or in shaded areas to eliminate reflection. The Triple A also has an anti-microbial coating that kills germs on the surface for health care applications and can be cleaned using harsh chemicals.
Both films are just 6 mils thick and don’t interfere with the touch screen function of devices. These include smartphones, tablets, handhelds, instruments, monitors, and even television screens up to 80 inch diagonal. NuShield currently has film sizes for over 15,000 devices and new ones are added based on end user requirements. The company sells directly to end users and works with manufacturers, distributors and resellers around the world. Further information about NuShield, its product line, company and technical information can be found on its website, www.nushield.com.