Visteon offers 1920 x 720 high-def instrument cluster
At electronica 2012, Visteon Corporation and Japan Display Inc. (JDI) are demonstrating a third-generation reconfigurable instrument cluster platform that supports complex 3-D graphics and video features such as driver awareness and camera inputs.
The platform features JDI’s 12.3-inch high-definition thin film transistor (TFT) display with 1920 x 720 pixel resolution and an 8:3 aspect ratio – unmatched in the automotive market, according to the companies. The platform also offers:
- Speed to market achieved by Visteon’s human-machine interaction (HMI) tool chain and work flow methodology
- Unique branding and styling flexibility through simple software modifications
- Common hardware across platforms and trim levels
- Fewer mechanical parts
Visteon’s 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. “By working with JDI on this project, we are able to deliver what we believe is the highest quality product in the market.”
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