You hop in your car and start your engine only to be welcomed by that annoying little light telling you that it’s time for an oil change. While that little light can be annoying, it’s still nice that it’s there, along with your fuel gauge, speedometer and other useful features…
Most people don’t even think twice about their instrument cluster, but it’s a major cockpit module that we all rely on, keeping us on track with speed, fuel, mileage, and more. Some of today’s clusters even display climate control, entertainment, phone connectivity and navigation information – displaying everything you need to improve driver safety and convenience.
DENSO’s Instrument Cluster business
DENSO’s cluster expertise dates back to 1949 when a Toyota cluster lab in Japan, closed. Three former Toyota engineers came to work for DENSO and helped establish our strong cluster foundation.
The following year, we produced our first cluster for a three-wheeled vehicle. Since then, DENSO has developed a variety of sophisticated and unique cluster technologies that convey information efficiently and safely Today, DENSO is second largest supplier of instrument clusters globally, after Continental.
DENSO Technology – Leading the World
When it comes to cluster, DENSO leads the way. Over the years, we’ve launched many world-first innovations to make these products more informative and attractive.
DENSO Capability in North America
DIAM broke into clusters in 1993 with only six associates focusing on local cluster development for packaging design. Since then, our cluster development team has grown to more than 80 engineers for packaging, electronics and software development. And, our local engineering capabilities and expertise in this area continue to grow! We’re going global, supporting our DENSO China and Europe regions to improve their local capabilities.