Global technology company Continental has announced that it has received a series order for V-shaped displays worth more than €1 billion. The start of production is scheduled for 2023.
A press release from the company stated that the solution will be integrated into multiple carlines of a global Asian vehicle manufacturer.
This takes the total order intake for display solutions to more than €5.5 billion, the release added.
The V-shape unit consists of a flat display with a backlight and is covered with curved (V-shaped) glass. It further extends from the driver's area to the centre console and visually connects the two screens of the instrument cluster and centre information display under one surface, the company said.
The radius and angle of the display solution focus on the driver's perspective, placing him or her at the centre of the information output. In addition, its ergonomics make it even easier for the driver to perceive relevant information faster, reducing driver distraction and making driving safer, it added.
Furthermore, the company claimed that with the use of special bonding technology, the so-called Optical Bonding, there is no visible boundary or gap between the instrument cluster and the embedded information display.
Philipp von Hirschheydt, Head - User Experience Business Area, Continental, said, 'Our V-shaped display solution provides superior comfort and ergonomics for the driver, simplifies capturing important driving information and offers an even more appealing two-in-one solution. It is suitable for a wide range of vehicle variants.'