Mitsubishi Motors patented a display device for vehicles showing variables reflecting the vehicle’s state. The device includes two display regions with scales for different outputs, pointing portions, and strip-shaped images. The first variable represents electric motor output, while the second represents internal combustion engine output, with varying strip thickness. GlobalData’s report on Mitsubishi Motors gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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According to GlobalData’s company profile on Mitsubishi Motors, HEV energy management was a key innovation area identified from patents. Mitsubishi Motors's grant share as of January 2024 was 30%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Display device for vehicle state variables with priority indication

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Mitsubishi Motors Corporation

The granted patent (Publication Number: US11878587B2) describes a display device for vehicles that shows information related to the vehicle's state through various variables. The device includes multiple display regions, pointing portions, and strip-shaped images to represent different outputs of the vehicle in different modes. For example, the first variable indicates the vehicle's output when using an electric motor with the internal combustion engine stopped, while the second variable represents the output when the internal combustion engine is in operation. The thickness of the strip-shaped images varies to differentiate between the two outputs.

Additionally, the display device may include a third display region indicating the range of output where the internal combustion engine is likely to be activated, with different color combinations for scale marks. It also features a fourth display region showing the charged power in the vehicle's battery during regeneration, with corresponding pointing portions and strip-shaped images. The overall design of the display device is semi-circular, with the first display region starting at a 9 o'clock position and the second display region ending at a 3 o'clock position, providing a clear and intuitive layout for the information displayed.

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