According to a new study from ABI Research, the availability of more applications for drivers has led to a shortage of dashboard space for information. As a result, configurable screens that can handle multiple tasks have become more popular. Initially, driver information screens were offered only in high-end vehicles.
The world market for configurable driver instrument displays is expected to grow to about $1.75 billion by 2012. Tier One suppliers such as Denso, Siemens VDO, and Visteon can capitalize on this market if they can develop attractive, configurable solutions for their OEM customers without needing a cost increase.
The new ABI Research study, “Configurable Automotive Instrument Displays,” examines the drivers for growth in the market, including demand for advanced features and the market for new technology. It offers market analysis in four world regions as well as aggregate shipments.