Configurable instrument cluster in HD resolution

November 20, 2012 // By Christoph Hammerschmidt
In a joint project with Japan Display Inc. (JDI), Visteon Corp. has demonstrated a new reconfigurable instrument cluster. Based on Visteon’s third-generation reconfigurable instrument cluster platform the display 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. Users benefit from a common hardware across platforms and trim levels. The company also provides a proprietary HMI tool chain and workflow methodology, speeding time to market.

According to the company, 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. 
“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 technologies.