Taesu made a presentation entitled “A method proposal for evaluating color tolerance in viewing multiple white points focusing on the vehicle instrument panels” at Human Vision and Electronic Imaging 2022. The study proposed a method with an analysis protocol for evaluating the color and illuminance uniformity in the vehicle. It addresses the relevance of color management among different suppliers to avoid unintended color differences. Hyeonju has contributed as the second author.
Although chromatic adaptation eases us to adopt our vision to whites, viewing more than two substantially different white balances costs perceptual workload and appeals to poor quality control. This study proposed a method for evaluating the color tolerance of light modules using a uniformity analyzer focusing on the instrument panels in passenger cars, two premium line-up vehicles from Hyundai and Mercedes Benz. Using a luminance uniformity analyzer, we captured three main lighting regions in their instrument panels: clusters, steering wheel, and center console. Based on u’ and v’ values, we identified and compared the chromaticity coordinates of the white lighting components. The measurement-based judgment supports the manufacturer in achieving the quality objectively and consistently.