The latest generation of the Hyundai Kona compact SUV features a V-shaped display screen from Continental. The display follows the trend to create more integrated digital surfacing with a two-in-one solution that combines the two screens of the instrument cluster and center information display under one glass panel. Additionally, the new Kona features over-the-air (OTA) software updates for new functions, design and interaction possibilities in the vehicle, which can be managed via the V-shaped display.
“Driven by technology and the growing importance of user experience in a car’s purchase decision, large, seamless display solutions are becoming a brand identifier,” said Boris Mergell, head of user experience (UX) at Continental Automotive.
“Supplying our V-shaped display for the new Hyundai Kona series, we put a focus on drivers and enhance their user experience significantly with the V-shaped design. With the next generation of large display solutions, we demonstrate how we constantly keep on pushing to realize a unique user experience for our customers. The display was developed and implemented in less than a year. The implementation in record time was made possible through a close and strong cooperation between Continental and Hyundai.”
The display consists of two flat high-resolution display panels with a backlight and is covered with a curved (V-shaped) glass, which creates a seamless look by optical bonding. Continental says this comes with several advantages for the driver, such as a more comfortable view of the visual content from the driver’s seat.
While the display extends from the driver’s area to the center console, the radius and angle of the display solution focus on the driver’s perspective, placing them at the center of the information output. The automotive supplier says that this ergonomic arrangement means all controls displayed on the screen can be accessed conveniently and intuitively by the user.