Continental has delivered V-shaped displays to equip Hyundai Kona series vehicles. The display offers a two-in-one solution as it combines the two screens of the instrument cluster and centre information display under one glass surface.
Additionally, the new Hyundai Kona features over-the-air (OTA) software updates for the vehicle's new functions, design and interaction possibilities, which can be managed via the V-shape display.
Continental’s V-shape display consists of two flat high-resolution display panels with a backlight and is covered with a curved ('V-shaped') glass, helping create a seamless look by optical bonding.
While the display extends from the driver's area to the centre console, the radius and angle of the display solution focus on the driver's perspective. Moreover, with an ergonomic arrangement, all controls displayed on the screen can be accessed conveniently and intuitively by the user, a press release from Continental stated.
Boris Mergell, Head - User Experience (UX) Continental Automotive, said that driven by technology and the growing importance of user experience in a car’s purchase decision, large, seamless display solutions are becoming a brand identifier.
Interestingly, the display was developed and implemented in less than a year. “The implementation in record time was made possible through a close and strong cooperation between Continental and Hyundai,” Mergell added.