MICROPROCESSOR CONTROLS LCD INSTRUMENT CLUSTER

Chevrolet selected liquid crystal display (LCD) technology for a microprocessor-controlled instrument cluster to enhance driver information in its new Corvette. The instrument panel consists of the LCD instrument cluster and a centrally mounted switch console. Three multi-colored LCDs in the cluster present vehicle speed, engine rpm, fuel level and nine other items of information. The cluster also contains an electric stepper motor total odometer and incandescent high beam and turn signal indicators. This article describes the switch console, the cluster construction and qualification test procedures and specifications for the LCDs.

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 37-41
  • Serial:
    • Automotive Engineering
    • Volume: 91
    • Issue Number: 6
    • Publisher: Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
    • ISSN: 0098-2571

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00385128
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-035 765
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 30 1984 12:00AM