Saturday, 24 January 2015

Evolution of auto dashboards & clusters

Ever since I started supporting teams developing software for the automotive industry I became obsessed with auto clusters and dashboards. In this post I will upload short visualization of the evolution of the auto dashboards and clusters. I preselected a couple of the most interesting dashboards I dug in the internet and the collection is just amazing. Have a look and let me know what you think in the comments.

1909 Ford Model 'T' Touring Car

 1913 Ford Model 'T' Speedster
(the first auto 'dashboard' ever)

 1913 Ford Model 'T' Touring

 1928 Chrysler Plymouth Model Q

1928-1932 Ford Roadster Pickup

 1930 Bentley 8 Litre

1931 Bugatti 51

1933 Pierce Arrow Unbridled Good Taste

1937 BMW 328

1940 TATRA T87 Sedan Czechoslovakia

1950 Oldsmobile Futuramic 88 and Gauge Cluster

1956 Mercedes Benz 300SL

1957 Chevrolet

1960 Ferrari 250GT Cabriolet

1963 Chevrolet Testudo

1963 Maserati 5000 GT

1965 Ford Thunderbird Center Console

1967 Sunbeam Tiger

1972 Maserati Boomerang

1976 Rover SD1 Vitesse V8 3500 Twin

1980 Ford Replica Truck

 1982 Lancia Orca

1983 Citroen GSA Pallas

1985 Citroen BX

1998 Toyota Supra Turbo Triplets

2001 Spyker C8

2003 Honda Civic (custom)

2009 Lexus LFA

2009 Toyota Yaris Sedan 4 SPD

2012 Audi A7 Sportback (Night Vision Assistant)

2012 Pagani Huayra

2013 Mercedes Benz S Class

Future: Lexus Concept

Future: Mercedes Head-Up Concept

Future: Mitsubishi Concept

Future: Panasonic Concept

Future: Suzuki Maruti R3 Concept

Future: Toyota Concept

Future: Volvo Universe Concept

Some of the future concepts might actually be already implemented or in production. If you are interested in specific models or technologies related to the clusters let me know and I'll research them.

p.s. All images are copyright to their respective owners