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January 6, 2016

CES – Visteon shows instrument clusters and displays

Visteon is exhibiting a range of instrument clusters and information displays at this week's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

Visteon is exhibiting a range of instrument clusters and information displays at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

Included are reconfigurable clusters with 3-D graphics and large displays with touch sensors.

Visteon is presenting larger, digital, high-resolution displays geared to premium vehicles ranging from curved lenses to thin, coloured organic light-emitting diode (OLED) displays.

“With the car becoming a connected mobile platform, drivers and passengers expect to access information or entertainment in their vehicles as they do with their smartphones or tablets,” said Visteon president and CEO, Sachin Lawande.

“Consequently, intuitive higher-resolution displays with unique surface appearances are expected to include 3-D graphics and intuitive interfaces.”

Visteon is presenting concepts such as curved lenses optically bonded to displays with formable touch sensors.

“The realism in these displays is remarkably rich, precise and clear, with details and lighting effects that can be tailored to an automaker’s brand,” added Lawande.

Visteon also is presenting next-generation graphics processing capabilities. This is accomplished through use of a 2880-by-1080 pixel reconfigurable Lightscape digital instrument cluster.

Lightscape units showcase graphics featuring complex 3-D shapes, textures and lighting.

“We are working with several high-end silicon chip providers to help our customers, the auto manufacturers, understand the trade-offs in hardware and software and ensure the highest possible graphics rendering,” said director, Visteon Technology Office director, Jim Farell.

Visteon and Rightware have worked together to create a particle animation system for enriching automotive cockpit graphics. The new system is making its premiere at CES in the Visteon Lightscape D3.2 reconfigurable instrument cluster platform.

“Particles suspended in the air add realism and a stunning sparkle effect,” added Farell.

“These effects improve the already impressive graphics design in Visteon’s Lightscape platform and highlight the future of visual effects in automotive use cases.”

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