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Makers Deliver Better View From the Driver’s Seat

Bigger, better and brighter displays mark dashboard design.

by on Nov.13, 2009

The 12-inch video display in the 2010 Range Rover replaces traditional gauges and instantly adapts to changes in vehicle settings.

The 12-inch video display in the 2010 Range Rover replaces traditional gauges and instantly adapts to changes in vehicle settings.

Loaded with electronic features, cars are fast becoming smartphones on wheels, and that makes the view from the driver’s seat more important than ever. The dashboard is a focal point of competition, and automakers are embracing displays, designs, and development platforms in search of the best fit for infotainment, comfort, safety, and performance systems, most of which require driver interaction.

Like smartphones for which myriad “apps” are available, automakers are allowing customers to personalize their vehicles. Visteon Corporation, for example, designed a configurable digital instrument cluster platform for Jaguar Land Rover’s Range Rover that features a 12.3-inch color display – one of the largest available in a vehicle – with a virtual speedometer, virtual gauges, and a message center. Drivers can customize the system warnings and vehicle information displayed in the message center as well as the audio and telephone displays. The message center provides information on steering angle, wheel articulation, suspension settings, and Terrain Response™ settings, and the instrument cluster can reconfigure itself dynamically as the vehicle shifts from one drive mode to another.

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“Integrating larger and more complex color displays is cutting edge in driver information systems today,” says James Farrell, Visteon’s senior manager for driver information. “This allows automakers to bring the consumer electronics experience into their vehicles, which is a growing expectation of the driver.”

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First Drive: 2010 Land Rover Range Rover

My Autobiography - the Range Rover Autobiography, that is.

by on Oct.07, 2009

When autumn leaves come tumbling down...it's time for the debut of the 2010 Land Rover Range Rover Autobiography, the most exclusive edition ever from the British marque.

When autumn leaves come tumbling down...it's time for the debut of the 2010 Land Rover Range Rover Autobiography, the most exclusive edition ever from the British marque.

It’s been said that the automobiles we buy are an extension of our personality.  For some, basic transportation is all that matters.  For others, nothing but the best will do.  Some just want an appliance on wheels, others a vehicle with a distinct personality.  There are those who are fine with an anonymous automobile that can blend in anywhere.

Then there are those who want to turn heads everywhere they drive, with a car that’s not just stylish but which offers the ultimate in performance and creature comfort.  That’s the sort of buyer Land Rover has in mind with its all-new, 2010 Range Rover Autobiography.

The aptly-named, top-line version of the updated 2010 luxury SUV is targeted at the most exclusive and demanding customers, folks who typically trade in every year or so, just so they aren’t missing out on the latest features, and who can afford just about anything they want, even after the past year’s economic meltdown.

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And what do you get for your $110,000 – about $15,000 more than an otherwise well-equipped but conventional Range Rover?

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