Future Trend of Instrument Cluster (Black Face Cluster) 98C023
In 1989, the first black face cluster was introduced as the
first Lexus cluster and has been highly praised in the market. The
cluster has strong advantages but could not gain a higher
installation ratio in various vehicles because of the cost. DENSO
Corp. has been improving the cost performance of this cluster and
the installation ratio is being increased.
On the other hand, multi-information displays and component
integration in instrument panels will soon be introduced.
Considering this, I would like to discuss the future trend of
instrument clusters using the black face cluster concept with multi
displays and integration capabilities.
1998 International Congress on Transportation Electronics