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2010-04-12

Instrument Panel and Cockpit Designers Gain Freedom of Styling with Unique Capacitive Touch Screens 2010-01-0714

An iQ Power™ reconfigurable touch screen system dramatically enhances instrument panel (IP) appearance and functionality at a reduced cost to the vehicle. Information displayed on the IP is completely reconfigurable at both the OEM and end-user levels thereby maximizing flexibility in IP design and appearance. Through simple end-user commands, or within OEM software upgrades, a completely new IP appearance can be achieved without purchasing a new vehicle. Reduced OEM manufacturing lead times are also realized as traditional tooling is eliminated.
Design concepts in interior styling and function are captured in elegant sculpted surfaces contrasting ordinary flat panel faceplates. This is especially true for vehicle center stacks and instrument panels. Smooth and flowing touch panel surfaces are made possible by direct application of touch screen components to the back side of contoured touch panel surfaces. This differs from conventional touch screen technology where touch interface components are positioned against the face of the visual display panel.
New and exacting clarity of design, empowered by iQ Power™ technology, uses standard LCD displays placed behind contoured surfaces. Designers are able to transition between simple and complex surface contours to create attractive Human-Machine Interfaces (HMI) between driver and vehicle. Portable electronic devices (PED) like smart phones, media players, and navigation systems can wirelessly connect with vehicle functions. These devices extend vehicle features and share information to personalize vehicle accessories to the individual. HMI applications created by the OEM and 3rd party vendors can offer additional opportunity for individuals to personalize their vehicle's appearance and increase available functions.
This paper describes how enhanced cockpit layout, end-user customization, and custom HMI applications are possible through innovative new technology.

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