Burscheid, Germany -- Johnson Controls will provide key electronic components for the new Citroen DS5, including the head-up display and instrument cluster. Seat, interiors and electronics expert Johnson Controls also supplies the headliner and the complete seating system for this new French model.
The seats are made with premium leather materials, using a unique design "inspired by a watchband," according to Johnson Controls. The three-dimensional trim design is produced by a semi-automated process, providing the appearance of a handmade, luxurious seat, the company claims.
"We are pleased that Citroen has selected Johnson Controls to be a key supplier for this premium vehicle," said Loick Griselain, vice president and general manager, French OEMs, Electronics, for the Automotive Experience business of Johnson Controls, in a company statement. "The combination of the head-up display and the instrument cluster creates a unique aircraft-like cockpit for the driver."
Johnson Controls said the head-up display projects key driver information onto a transparent screen in the driver's primary field of vision. The position of the system means a driver can see and process information, such as speed, traffic sign recognition or turn-by-turn navigation, much faster than standard displays that are positioned outside the primary field of vision, said the company.