This page is for personal, non-commercial use. You may order presentation ready copies to distribute to your colleagues, customers, or clients, by visiting https://www.parsintl.com/publication/autoblog/
Exclusive: Ford Digital Cluster On Test Vehicle [VIDEO]
Ford to the
list of automakers possibly sporting digital LCD gauges in their upcoming models. We noticed this digital cluster while riding
Ford Escape Hybrid during a tech demo at Ford's Product Development Center. The demo didn't involve the digital gauges and the Ford spokesperson who we were riding with was unable to provide more information when questioned about the display.
We reached out to Ford, who said that this was a test vehicle and would not confirm if the digital cluster would make its way into production. Ford also emphasized that MyFord Touch will play a big role in their future info display plans.
As evidenced by TRANSLOGIC 59: Lexus LFA (04:30), one apparent benefit of digital gauges is that their output speed can match the super quick revs of powerful, high-end engines. We can't see how that would be a concern on a Ford Escape Hybrid; however, perhaps the digital readout would benefit drivers looking for more info related to their
hybrid's energy usage (note the
battery icon in the right-hand corner of the display). I guess we'll just have to wait and see...
Ed. The voice in the video is that of another automotive journalist riding along with us and the Ford reps.
Hi! We notice you're using an ad blocker. Please consider allowing Autoblog.
We get it. Ads can be annoying. But ads are also how we keep the garage doors open and the lights on here at Autoblog - and keep our stories free for you and for everyone. And free is good, right? If you'd be so kind as to allow our site, we promise to keep bringing you great content. Thanks for that. And thanks for reading Autoblog.
Here's how to disable adblocking on our site.
Click on the icon for your Adblocker in your browser. A drop down menu will appear.
Select the option to run ads for autoblog.com, by clicking either "turn off for this site", "don't run on pages on this domain", "allow this site" or similar. The exact text will differ depending on the actual application you have running.