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Consumer Electronics by S. P. Bali

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INSTRUMENT PANEL DISPLAYS

Instrument panel displays, in the form of instrument clusters act as information sources for the driver. Instrument clusters usually display parameters like speed, rpm, fuel level, coolant temperature, distance travelled (odometer) trip meter and various alarms as individual displays. Modern cars have new features like trip computers, which are able to offer information like average speed, average fuel consumption, mileage per litre, time and other features (see Fig. 49.7).

Newer car versions incorporate instrument clusters with microprocessors which can perform advanced functions. The processor carries out the entire signal processing. Conventional needle-based displays have been largely retained, according familiarity ...

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