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Johnson Controls features innovative electronic cockpit at the 2013 North American International Auto Show


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Automotive supplier showcases cockpit design solutions to improve driver experience


DETROIT - January 14, 2013:  Demonstrating its forward-thinking driver information innovations, Johnson Controls, a global leader in automotive interiors and electronics, will feature an electronic cockpit display at its 2013 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) exhibit in Detroit.

"The electronic reconfigurable cockpit illustrates our dedication to enhancing the driver experience," said Paul Lambert, group vice president and general manager, Electronics for Johnson Controls Automotive Electronics and Interiors. "It demonstrates the fusion of advanced developments in driver information with future infotainment platforms utilizing our visionary human machine interface (HMI) process. The design and technology components of this cockpit exceed our customers' technical requirements through its design and craftsmanship."


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With a seamless integration of information on 3-D surfaces in the cluster and center-stack, the electronic cockpit also features:

  • A reconfigurable cluster combined with heads-up display concept utilizing one Digital Light Processing (DLP) picture generating unit.
  • DLP head-up display with wide field of view that provides improved readability due to high resolution, contrast and brightness of the system.
  • DLP-based projected center information display with a 2-D touch and gesture control based on infrared technology.
  • Flexibility for auto makers in the design and craftsmanship of cockpit interiors and electronics displays on 3-D surfaces with seamless integration.
  • An enhanced driver experience that allows the driver to seamlessly distribute information between the instrument cluster, center stack and  head-up displays.

This is the 19th year Johnson Controls will be involved in the NAIAS as an event sponsor and exhibitor. Its 10,000-square-foot exhibit in room D2-15of Detroit's Cobo Centerwill be open to media and invited guests. A product overview press conference will be held at 6:30 a.m EST on January 14, 2013.