The Automotive Cockpits & Dashboards Report

Sep 30, 2013, 06:37 ET from Reportlinker

NEW YORK, Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:

The Automotive Cockpits & Dashboards Report

This 2013 edition of the cockpits and dashboards report looks at some of the key developments that have taken place since the previous report in 2011. It identifies the most significant technological developments that are having an impact on the design of the cockpit of the future and reviews the industry response.

One of the strongest influences affecting the vehicle interior is the issue of connectivity. Consumer demand for seamless integration of infotainment devices between home and the interior of their vehicle, combined with safety concerns and the management of cognitive overload, have all led to a radical re-think in terms of cockpit layout and the way in which infotainment and internet based systems are accessed when in the vehicle. This report focuses on these developments and how they are influencing future cockpit design and layout. It also looks at trends in selected materials and manufacturing processes as they impact on the cockpit, dashboard and instrument cluster.

Furthermore, the report also provides extracts from the SupplierBusiness database, highlighting some of the current and recently awarded contracts for the main components in the cockpit area.
Executive Summary
Definition of a cockpit
The Major Players and Supply patterns
The Industry View
Concept to production
Human Machine Interfaces (HMI)
Current and future trends in HMI
Instrument Clusters
Case Study: BMW iConnectedDrive

Supplier Profiles
Calsonic Kansei
CIE Automotive
Hyundai Mobis
IAC Group
Johnson Controls
Magneti Marelli
Röchling Automotive
Toyoda Gosei


Figure 1: Schematic of a Cockpit [Source: Calsonic Kansei]
Figure 2: BMW i3 Concept Coupé
Figure 3: A Class Concept vehicle
Figure 4: Cadillac CUE screen
Figure 5: Ford Fusion Cockpit
Figure 6: Tesla Screen
Figure 7: Mitsubishi Curved Touch-screen
Figure 8: Visteon e-Bee vehicle concept
Figure 9: Lincoln MKZ instrument cluster
Figure 10: Fiat Panda instrument cluster
Figure 11: BMW i3 Concept Coupé
Figure 12: Vacuum forming process compare to previous original manufacturing processes [Source: Kanto Auto Works]
Figure 13: Calsonic Kansei Injection Skin Technology [Source: Calsonic Kansei]
Figure 14: Interior of the Mercedes GLK class
Figure 15: Range Rovers all-glass IP here
Figure 16: Cadillac XTS display here
Figure 17: BMW 7 Series instrument cluster

Table 1: Suppliers to the cockpit industry – Who Supplies Whom?

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