Automotive manufacturers Continental have recently announced a five inch TFT (thin film transistor) display technology for trucks and buses in the Indian market.
According to Continental, this display will allow for better information management coupled with high definition image quality irrespective of whether vehicles are travelling or parked.
The company added that it expects rapid adoption by OEs and fleet owners in the coming years. Notably, this introduction of TFT into the CV market, marks a new chapter in the company’s 111 year history of successful instrumentation-production. Currently, displays using TFT technology are already the norm in vehicle cockpits.
TFT technology has gained in popularity and appeal among CV manufacturers worldwide, who are moving towards larger displays with better colour and higher definition. TFT fits in with its benefits offered like navigation, vehicle user interfaces and entertainment.
Another trend in commercial vehicle instrumentation is the inclusion of a secondary screen for displaying optional content like images from the ProViu camera system. While the global CV industry has witnessed these trends in the recent past, such technologies are making inroads into India at a faster pace than before.