Originally developed from ergonomic considerations, solid-state display technology applied to motor vehicle instrumentation is likely to eventually lead to an ultra-versatile display, with the introduction of vehicle integrated electronics, which can also control some vehicle functions. At the present time however, a simpler approach has been chosen which, although similar to conventional instrumentation in that each function is displayed separately, employs no moving parts and results in a compact module some 12mm thick. Two types of solid state display are described, the electroluminescence display (dcel) and the liquid crystal display (lc). When incorporated in production vehicles the versatility of solid state displays will offer information to drivers in a more readily understood form than is possible with the present type of pointer instrument. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Institution of Mechanical Engineers

    1 Birdcage Walk
    London SW1H 9JJ,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Bischoff, W W
  • Publication Date: 1975-2

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  • Accession Number: 00129572
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 7 1976 12:00AM