First, we were given those large laptop screens that essentially digitized our instrument clusters in high-end automobiles.
Now we're being provided digital, reconfigurable gauge clusters to enhance our driving experience.
To be found in cars like the 2012 Lexus LFA, 2013 BMW 5-Series, 7-Series, 2013 Cadillac XTS -- as seen below -- and likely a plethora of new cars coming forward, these new reconfigurable clusters will likely become the new automotive standard.
But does that mean we have to like them?
In a vehicle like the LFA where the motor is so high strung and revs so fast that a digital rev counter is the ONLY way the tach can keep up, I understand a digital readout's purpose. However, in a luxo-barge, I am not seeing what's so damn hot about them.
I don't know about you guys and girls but I stare at multiple monitors a day. The last place I want to see ANOTHER screen -- assuming you don't already have navigation -- is in my car.
Enough of what I think though, what are your sentiments?
Are reconfigurable gauge clusters the wave of the future or merely another thing that will ultimately go wrong in a high-tech flop?
The unprecedented available Reconfigurable Gauge Cluster in the XTS allows you to customize your instruments, giving you a whole new level of control.