For as long as most of us remember, the design of a typical automotive dashboard gauge hasn’t changed much at all: numbers arranged on a dial, with a needle indicator. But more and more cars manufacturers are starting to switch from the dial to digital displays. This trend led Ustwo, a design studio, to take a clean-sheet approach to the automotive instrument panel.
Designers and gearheads Tim Smith, Harsha Vardhan, and David Mingay came up with a concept that brings the instrument cluster into the 21st century. What the Ustwo team came up with is a digital gauge that prioritizes the most important information at a given moment and presents it in a way that’s digestible at a glance. It also does away with having to cram round dials into the borders of a broad, flat display.
You may never look at your old-school dashboard the same way.