9 April 2014

Cheaper instruments displays

Cheaper advanced instruments display units, including head-up displays, are on the way thanks to a breakthrough by a Dallas-based semiconductor company, writes Brian Byrne.

The company is Freescale, and it has developed a single-processor system which is able to carry all the digital information that previously required a number of processing units.

The development will mean that sophisticated display systems will now find their way into much lower-end cars than was financially viable up to this.