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Systems And Cost Issues Of Flat Panel Displays For Automotive Application
Author(s): James C. Erskine; John R. TroxeII; Marie I. Harrington
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Paper Abstract

The automobile instrument panel is undergoing a revolutionary transition from mechanical and electromechanical displays to all-electronic displays. This is not an easy transition in that the "ideal" automotive display does not exist and all principal candidates have significant limitations. To identify the obstacles standing in the way of successful application of these candidate displays, we examine these limitations from the view of system performance and cost, concluding that innovative approaches to implementing the electronic control of the display can both improve display performance and reduce system cost. Specifically, the development of a high performance, cost effective thin-film transistor (TFT) technology is essential to the successful implementation of automotive quality flat panel dot matrix displays. The potential of competitor TFT technologies will be assessed for their ability to provide the performance required in mature flat panel displays.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 October 1988
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 0958, Automotive Displays and Industrial Illumination, (24 October 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.947715
Show Author Affiliations
James C. Erskine, General Motors Research Laboratories (United States)
John R. TroxeII, General Motors Research Laboratories (United States)
Marie I. Harrington, General Motors Research Laboratories (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0958:
Automotive Displays and Industrial Illumination
B. Jin Chang; Thomas M. Lemons, Editor(s)

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