Airbus has filed a patent for an interactive aircraft cabin window display, indicating that the French aviation giant may display content, that can be controlled by passengers, on aeroplane windows in the future. The patent application covers interaction by touch or eye-tracking cameras and suggests the display could be used to represent “an environment outside the aircraft cabin window”.

The US Patent was filed on March 18, 2015 and opens up the possibility that passengers could access information about a view from an aircraft using an augmented reality application.

Presumably aircraft windows would have to get a lot larger to make use of this technology, which opens up a host of safety and cost issues, indicating that Airbus probably has its sights set more on publicity than a tangible development with this latest patent application.

However, this just shows the future of transparent displays as more and more ideas are being put into practise.

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