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Japan Display Bets on Dashboard Flash for Drivers

  • Japanese screen maker forecasts 40% growth in automotive sales
  • Shift to electric vehicles to make displays key selling point
A Japan Display prototype.

A Japan Display prototype.

Source: Japan Display
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Fully digital screens are replacing speedometers and dials in vehicles, making industry leader Japan Display Inc. optimistic about boosting sales to global carmakers.

While most new models usually have a center information panel for maps, entertainment and other functions, manufacturers are also increasingly replacing the dashboard facing the driver with a flat screen. Look inside the latest BMW or Mercedes-Benz, chances are Japan Display made the panel.