Johnson Controls features innovative electronic cockpit at the 2013 North American International Auto Show

Automotive supplier showcases cockpit design solutions to improve driver experience

DETROIT, Jan. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Demonstrating its forward-thinking driver information innovations, Johnson Controls, a global leader in automotive interiors and electronics, will feature an electronic cockpit display at its 2013 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) exhibit in Detroit.

“The electronic reconfigurable cockpit illustrates our dedication to enhancing the driver experience,” said Paul Lambert, group vice president and general manager, Electronics for Johnson Controls Automotive Electronics and Interiors. “It demonstrates the fusion of advanced developments in driver information with future infotainment platforms utilizing our visionary human machine interface (HMI) process. The design and technology components of this cockpit exceed our customers’ technical requirements through its design and craftsmanship.”

With a seamless integration of information on 3-D surfaces in the cluster and center-stack, the electronic cockpit also features:

  • A reconfigurable cluster combined with heads-up display concept utilizing one Digital Light Processing (DLP) picture generating unit.
  • DLP head-up display with wide field of view that provides improved readability due to high resolution, contrast and brightness of the system.
  • DLP-based projected center information display with a 2-D touch and gesture control based on infrared technology.
  • Flexibility for auto makers in the design and craftsmanship of cockpit interiors and electronics displays on 3-D surfaces with seamless integration.
  • An enhanced driver experience that allows the driver to seamlessly distribute information between the instrument cluster, center stack and  head-up displays.

This is the 19th year Johnson Controls will be involved in the NAIAS as an event sponsor and exhibitor. Its 10,000-square-foot exhibit in room D2-15 of Detroit’s Cobo Center will be open to media and invited guests. A product overview press conference will be held at 6:30 a.m EST on January 14, 2013.

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About Johnson Controls:
Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and industrial leader serving customers in more than 150 countries. Our 170,000 employees create quality products, services and solutions to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings; lead-acid automotive batteries and advanced batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles; and interior systems for automobiles. Our commitment to sustainability dates back to our roots in 1885, with the invention of the first electric room thermostat. Through our growth strategies and by increasing market share we are committed to delivering value to shareholders and making our customers successful. In 2012, Corporate Responsibility Magazine recognized Johnson Controls as the #5 company in its annual “100 Best Corporate Citizens” list. For additional information, please visit

About Johnson Controls Automotive Experience:
Johnson Controls is a global leader in automotive seating, overhead systems, door and instrument panels, and interior electronics. We support all major automakers in the differentiation of their vehicles through our products, technologies and advanced manufacturing capabilities. With 240 locations worldwide, we are where our customers need us to be. Consumers have enjoyed the comfort and style of our products, from single components to complete interiors. With our global capability, we supply approximately 50 million cars per year.

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SOURCE Johnson Controls, Inc.