Chevrolet Corvette Stingray: information is power
If knowledge is power, then drivers of the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray can have little to complain about. The car can provide up to 69 unique sources of information, ranging from an interactive performance timer to a tyre temperature display. The different display components make this information easily accessible via three configurable modes that prioritize information for daily commuting, weekend back roads driving and track events.
Flanked by three analogue gauges for speed, fuel level, and engine-coolant temperature, the eight-inch liquid-crystal display screen in the centre of the cluster is organized into sport, tour and track themes that change with the Driver Mode Selector. Each display theme is designed for a specific driving scenario and can be configured through applications found in the “app tray.”
“The new Corvette Stingray features many advanced technologies, so our challenge when designing the driver’s displays was to ensure that those technologies could be easily found in common driving scenarios,” said Jason Stewart, General Motors interaction designer.
“The touring theme places more emphasis on multimedia and infotainment; the sport theme emphasizes performance features with a prominent shift indicator and a large radial tachometer; track theme offers a race-inspired layout containing a sweeping tachometer, Corvette racing inspired shift lights and permanent lap-time displays,” Stewart said. “Each of these three themes can also be configured so that drivers can personalize their experience in the Stingray.”
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