Integrated LED Display Technology for Automobiles 870212

This paper discusses the results of a joint investigation by Ford Motor Company and Hewlett-Packard Company for the purpose of developing and evaluating new sunlight viewable, fully integrated Light Emitting Diode (LED) displays for automotive use. The new technology permits LEDs to be used where flexible graphics, multicolor capability and a dead front appearance are all desired. This paper also discusses design requirements of an electronic instrument cluster as they relate to the new LED technology. Expected advances are presented in the conclusion.


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