Development of a New Electronic Analogue Meter
Besides automobile instrument clusters requiring the high precision and legibility, they must also appeal to the user's fashionable sense. We have been proud of introducing such the cluster, named New Electronic Analogue Meter for the LEXUS LS 400 high quality luxury sedan. This paper describes design features of it as the followings; (1) The acrylic lens with black out effect. (2) Utilizing the cold cathode discharge tubes for pointer and back light of dial applique. (3) The virtual image warning indicators producted on the dial applique of the speedometer or tachometer.