A DASHBOARD WITHOUT ANY TRADITIONAL RECTANGULAR-SHAPED LC DISPLAYS
“The dashboard of the future will feature free-form, almost organic shapes that are in line with the designers’ vision and drivers’ needs,” Mathias Stegemann says. He certainly knows what he’s talking about, since Stegemann heads the Cockpit & Instruments team at Alpine Electronics GmbH in Munich. This company is one of the world’s leading suppliers of all types of automotive LC displays — whether they are on the dashboard or entertaining passengers in the rear seats.
The LC display is an all-rounded and designer item. Alpine’s business is to buy the basic LC displays and adapt them to the special requirements of automotive use. “We do this in close cooperation with the automakers, and the process encompasses a whole series of development steps,” says Stegemann, describing his daily work.