Visteon Corporation (Nasdaq: VC), the world’s leading supplier of automotive digital instrument clusters introduced the industry’s first fully digital cluster displaying holographic objects. The innovation was developed at Visteon’s second largest development centre in Sofia.
The instrument cluster represents the first real 3D cluster in automotive production and will be a part of the new 3D i-Cockpit® on the all-new PEUGEOT 208.
Partnering with Groupe PSA to develop a pioneering “3D Blade” concept, Visteon’s digital cluster displays advanced reflections to create the impressions of 3D graphics. The cluster is composed of a high-definition 10.25-inch “background’ thin-film transistor (TFT) and a 7-inch “foreground” TFT projected on a semi-reflective blade. The leading-edge display creates a 3D projection of approximately 15 mm between the front and rear images.
The PEUGEOT 208 cluster’s projection offers styling teams the flexibility to create depth with rotating menus and shadow effects and, importantly, bring distribution of key information to the driver – including priority information such as speed and alerts. The display also allows animations to pass dynamically from the foreground to the background in ADAS modes or as 3D animations in a number of configurable colors and skins.
Ivan Mihaylov, operations manager for Visteon in Sofia, said: “The reliable performance of Visteon’s 3D cluster is guaranteed by two high-end independent CPU systems with DDR3 memory modules. The embedded electronics, mechanics and software comply with the highest automotive design standards allowing stable behavior in extreme environmental conditions. The advanced hardware provides three HD video outputs, 11 power supply sources for the various board voltage levels and gigabit serial interface with the rest of the vehicle electronics.”
Visteon Electronics Bulgaria is the second largest development center of the company with more than 680 employees, focused currently on the design and development of over 30 projects for millions of cars in future mass production.
Visteon is a global technology company that designs, engineers and manufactures innovative cockpit electronics and connected car solutions for the world’s major vehicle manufacturers. Visteon is driving the smart, learning, digital cockpit of the future, to improve safety and the user experience. Visteon is a global leader in cockpit electronic products including digital instrument clusters, information displays, infotainment, head-up displays, telematics, SmartCore™ cockpit domain controllers, and the DriveCore™ autonomous driving platform. Visteon also delivers artificial intelligence-based technologies, connected cars, cybersecurity, interior sensing, embedded multimedia and smartphone connectivity software solutions. Headquartered in Van Buren Township, Michigan, Visteon has approximately 10,000 employees at more than 40 facilities in 18 countries. Visteon had sales of approximately $3 billion in 2018.