Visteon supplies displays for Range Rover Velar

Visteon is launching its latest generation high-definition (HD) digital display technologies on the Range Rover Velar, which was unveiled by the British automaker in March 2017.

The Velar features Visteon’s 12.3-inch fully reconfigurable HD “virtual” cluster with retina-class resolution, demonstrating what Visteon claims are leading automotive grade levels of luminance and color gamut.

As the primary driver interface, the virtual instrument cluster presents the driver with the option to personalize information in different configurations in the large display area, incorporating a combination of dials, information display zones and a full-view map when in navigation mode.

For rear seat passengers, Visteon has equipped the Velar with dual 8-inch displays for the entertainment system, which utilize vertically aligned (VA) liquid crystal technology, achieving contrast levels in excess of 2000:1, which – combined with full 24-bit color rendering and high luminance – deliver what Vistean describes as a superb user experience.

The cluster is powered by multicore platform technology designed for superior multimedia and graphics performance with an exclusive HMI created especially for the Velar. Developed in collaboration with Jaguar Land Rover, the HMI is based on the Kanzi UI development toolchain – designed by Rightware – which facilitates development of custom shaders for unique Velar graphic effects in support of a wide range of brand themes, navigation and off-road features, as well as album art for music played.