Ford takes to digital dash
The all-new Ford GT features a digital instrument display in the car’s dashboard to present information quickly and easily to the driver, like the glass cockpit in airplanes and race cars.
Ford engineers and designers have created a state-of-the-art, 10-inch wide digital gauge cluster to be customisable and able to tailor information to each drive mode, to provide the data drivers need to make critical decisions behind the wheel in the most efficient possible way.
‘Driver focus and attention are key with such high performance,’ said Jamal Hameedi, chief engineer, Ford Performance. ‘We’ve designed the GT with a sleek digital instrument display that changes depending on driving mode in ways that are important and usable to the driver.’
The five drive modes – normal, wet, sport, track and v-max – are easily accessed through steering wheel-mounted controls, to help keep eyes and attention on the road and hands on the wheel.
Each mode presents information differently – prioritising what is crucial for each environment and tailoring the display to the given context.
The digital instrument display technology is coming to other future Ford vehicles.