Visteon Showcases Reconfigurable TFT Instrument Cluster at Electronica 2012

Visteon Corporation is showing a premium reconfigurable instrument cluster created in conjunction with LCD technology leader Japan Display Inc. (JDI) at the Electronica show in Munich, Germany.

Not only does the concept look amazing, but it is claimed to deliver superior graphics and animation thanks to Visteon’s third-generation reconfigurable instrument cluster platform and JDI’s high-definition thin film transistor (TFT) display. This technology supports complex 3-D graphics and video features such as driver awareness and camera inputs.

Visteon’s latest platform allows the 12.3-inch display resolution to deliver 1920 x 720 pixels and an 8:3 aspect ratio – considered unmatched in the automotive market. This superior display quality and capability offers unique branding and styling flexibility through simple software modifications.

“Visteon has received excellent input from vehicle manufacturers and we’re excited to provide a technology that they and their customers want,” said Christian Feltgen, Visteon global director of cockpit electronics. “By working with JDI on this project, we are able to deliver what we believe is the highest quality product in the market.”

According to Visteon, consumer research shows that vehicle owners are becoming accustomed to HD-quality displays in their personal devices and prefer reconfigurable instrument clusters with high-resolution graphics. Consumers say high-quality displays provide them with an added sense of safety because the driver information is clear and can be read quickly and effortlessly.

With fewer mechanical parts and common hardware across platforms and trim levels, the reconfigurable instrument cluster also shortens speed to market through Visteon’s human-machine interaction (HMI) tool chain and work flow methodology.


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