From a physiological point of view, the optical requirements of an LCD-Instrument Cluster for automotive applications. New developments in the LCD technology have enabled us to meet the requirements described herein. These optimized LCD's, with an effective backlighting and sophisticated brightness control, have led to an excellent readability. In addition to this, a chip-on-glass technology was introduced which has considerably improved the overall reliability of the system. For a complex information content, a new concept is presented in which a small dot matrix, for seqoencial warning presentation, trip data, service information, etc., is integrated into a large scale LCD.