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February 16th, 2012

Customized Dashboard in New Vehicles

by Mike Hoonhorst, AEP

USA Today reports that Chrysler is developing a new type of instrument panel in its 2013 Dodge Dart.  The panel is completely customizable.  Drivers can choose exactly what they want to display, reducing the amount of clutter on the display panel.  They can also switch between analog and digital, so they have control over the way they receive information.  For instance, they may choose to have an analog speed display, and a digital display showing their average MPG.  This is important, because it can reduce the time drivers spend searching for and interpreting information, which will maximize the amount of time their eyes are on the road (where they should be!)