While complex infotainment systems have become a norm, the future points an arrow towards configurable gauge clusters. Jaguar already has such a system in their XJ luxury sedan, and now Audi is looking to offer an even more advanced version of such a system in the next generation of their TT-model, which will be out by 2014.
Unlike Jaguar, Audi is looking to offer their advanced, configurable cluster on only their sporty models, citing that luxury car buyers prefer the chronograph look.
Audi’s system will comprise of a thin film transistor (TFT) flat screen display which a customer can modify to show maps, as well as configure the look of the instruments according to their taste. In short, the iPad generation will love it.
[Source: Car and Driver]