Visteon Supplies Advanced TFT Instrument Cluster on the New Jaguar XK

Visteon Supplies Advanced TFT Instrument Cluster on the New Jaguar XK  
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Coupes, News, Sports/GTs, Jaguar
on 05/15/2006

Source: Visteon Deutschland

Jaguar awarded Visteon Corporation (NYSE: VC), a leader in driver information technology, with the development of an advanced instrument cluster for the all new Jaguar XK.

The instrument cluster features an advanced high-resolution 3.8-inch colour quarter Video Graphics Array (VGA) display based on thin-film transistor (TFT) technology.

Visteon designed the Jaguar XK instrument cluster to deliver enhanced vehicle information to the driver while delivering superior styling. Featuring a large TFT screen, the cluster allows Jaguar to differentiate its driver information interface through function, features and appearance.

The instrument cluster houses two main round dials in chrome and tube design. White gauges with green illumination are placed at either side of the advanced high-resolution display, which is based on TFT technology capable of 262,144 colours. Using a powerful 32-bit processor, three multiplex networks and the graphics controller, the high quality 256-color display is split into several zones to allow easy access to driver information such as vehicle body functionality, gear selection, cruise control information or tire pressure warning.

The Jaguar XK TFT instrument cluster combines minimalist design with state-of-the-art functionality. The cluster has been developed by Visteon engineers based at Visteon's technical centre of excellence for electronics in Basildon, United Kingdom.

Visteon also offers a LCD builder tool which eases definition of display content. The tool supports a more efficient implementation of the different displays and screen layout variants during the development of the instrument cluster. This offers a major benefit as it allows the car manufacturer to personalise and implement display changes during the development phase, while eliminating manual specification and data coding errors.

Other Visteon technologies on the Jaguar XK include the starter control unit manufactured at Visteon's Cadiz plant in Spain, the Satellite Radio System supplied by Visteon Altec (Mexico), the complete cooling module which is manufactured in (Basildon, UK) and chassis components (Swansea, UK).

Offering innovative technologies supported by global manufacturing and integration expertise, Visteon delivers advanced and cost-efficient solutions to the increasing electronics content in the cockpit and at the overall vehicle level.

Visteon Corporation is a leading global automotive supplier that designs, engineers and manufactures innovative climate, interior, electronic and lighting products for vehicle manufacturers, and also provides a range of products and services to aftermarket customers. With corporate offices in Van Buren Township, Mich. (U.S.); Shanghai, China; and Kerpen, Germany; the company has more than 170 facilities in 24 countries and employs approximately 50,000 people.

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