One of the early favorite features of the new Corvette Stingray has been its impressive advanced cluster instrument display.
This week, we found out more about Johnson Controls, the company that helped General Motors co-develop the cluster display.
The cluster display is able to provide the driver with up to 69 unique sources of information, including an interactive performance timer and tire temperature gauge. What’s more, the driver can reconfigure gauges to fit his own preference using three different themes: track, tour, and sport.
The 8-inch LCD screen in the cluster is designed to prioritize information for specific driving scenarios.
Say, if you were on the track, you could set the gauges to show lateral and longitudinal G-forces to help you see if you’re coming to the Stingray’s limits. Or if you turned the dial to the tour theme, you could find multimedia functions used during commuting or long-distance driving.
Johnson Controls’ Paul Lambert, group vice president and general manager, Electronics for Johnson Controls’ Automotive Electronics & Interiors, said the company was pleased to be chosen by GM to help co-develop the cluster.
“It is our goal to design instrument clusters that not only enhance the consumer driving experience, but also distinguish vehicles like the Corvette Stingray,” Lambert said.
Lambert says the Stingray’s new cluster display allows users “to intuitively access infotainment content and reconfigure the gauges.”
He said Johnson Controls’ Design Studios have a unique approach to HMI, or Human Machine Interaction. Teams work together to balance user behavior, the context of the driving environment, and technology that connects to the driver’s senses.