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Johnson Controls advances 3D display technology with Multilayer Instrument Cluster concept

23.01.2012
Multiple layers of information generate 3D interface for improved driver assistance

Johnson Controls, a global leader in automotive seating, overhead systems, door and instrument panels, and interior electronics, has developed an innovative instrument cluster concept that combines multiple layers of information to generate a three-dimensional (3D) interface. The Multilayer Instrument Cluster concept, which is targeted for full- and mid-size luxury vehicles, creates a more realistic view of the external environment for increased driving efficiency and safety.

"The dynamic movement and interaction of the multiple layers of information offers customers the next-generation of 3D driver assistance," said Jeff DeBest, vice president and general manager, global electronics for Johnson Controls Automotive Experience. "Our Multilayer Instrument Cluster concept advances the growing trend toward 3D clusters, as its compelling and contemporary 3D graphics showcases the potential of this type of system."

To address future industry trends and consumer preferences, the Multilayer Instrument Cluster concept employs the latest thin-film transistor (TFT) technology - offering high resolution, brightness and contrast - to create a high-quality 3D interface that's easy to read. The multi-dimensional visual presents a creative and realistic spatial representation for critical driver information, including speed, navigation and driver assistance systems information. It also allows for the prioritization of information based on driving conditions and can be layered to bring relevant data to the foreground of the cluster and place less important information in the background.

In addition to improved visual appeal, the concept also presents vehicle information directly in front of the driver as opposed to requiring the driver to look elsewhere on the vehicle dashboard. When used with a crash avoidance or driver assistance system, for example, the Multilayer Instrument Cluster offers a highly realistic graphic to demonstrate decreasing distance to a desired exit or the distance between the driver's vehicle and the vehicle ahead.

A leader in Human Machine Interface technology and development, Johnson Controls is committed to evolving the design and engineering of intuitive technology to enhance driver convenience, usability and safety. The company's user-centric design approach bridges the cognitive and physical environments to create a seamless and enjoyable user experience, while remaining consistent with vehicle brand and specifications.

About Johnson Controls:

Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and industrial leader serving customers in more than 150 countries. Our 162,000 employees create quality products, services and solutions to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings; lead-acid automotive batteries and advanced batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles; and interior systems for automobiles. Our commitment to sustainability dates back to our roots in 1885, with the invention of the first electric room thermostat. Through our growth strategies and by increasing market share we are committed to delivering value to shareholders and making our customers successful.

About Johnson Controls Automotive Experience:

Johnson Controls is a global leader in automotive seating, overhead systems, door and instrument panels, and interior electronics. We support all major automakers in the differentiation of their vehicles through our products, technologies and advanced manufacturing capabilities. With more than 200 plants worldwide, we are where our customers need us to be. Consumers have enjoyed the comfort and style of our products, from single components to complete interiors. With our global capability we supply more than 30 million cars per year.

For more information, please contact:

Johnson Controls GmbH
Automotive Experience
Industriestraße 20-30
51399 Burscheid
Ulrich Andree
Tel.: +49 2174 65-4343
Fax: +49 2174 65-3219
E-Mail: ulrich.andree@jci.com

Ulrich Andree | Johnson Controls GmbH
Further information:
http://www.johnsoncontrols.co.uk

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