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The Evolution of Automotive Displays

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Lighting sources for displays continue to adapt new technologies.

Robert L. Donofrio, Display Device Consultants LLC

Automotive displays have come a long way from the analog electromechanical needle moving in front of printed numerals on a contrasting background. The mechanical modification of the indicator dials is a story in itself, with dark lettering on a light background changing to the reverse and back again. More recently, changes have come in the form of employing different light sources and display technologies. The vacuum fluorescent display has evolved from single cylindrical tubes in 1970 to the thin-film devices used in the automotive industry today. Vacuum fluorescent displays are similar...Read full article

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