The all-glass vehicle dashboard was conceptualized by other manufacturers during the past , but this year it’s Panasonic’s turn to take a look at its hand at building a multi-display system. The electronics maker brought its Cockpit prototype to the CEATEC floor, causing quite a stir among passersby.
The dash itself was little greater than a semi-functional mockup, presenting recorded rendered video at the main 20-inch LCD and dual 10.4-inch secondary displays. The major display’s current objective seems to be improving safety, using a chain of cameras to eliminate blind spots and alert drivers to other road hazards. Real-time driving stats are displayed atop a video feed, either from the rear camera (when in reverse), or one up front.