Future Trend of Instrument Cluster (Black Face Cluster)
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.