The Honda CR-Z's instrument cluster combines a traditional analog tachometer with a 3D digital speedometer. Color-keyed illumination lets the driver know how "green" their driving is and LCDs display secondary information.
Ford's Smartgauge display debuted with the Fusion Hybrid and featured an innovative combination of digital and analog readouts. Using its twin LCDs, users can monitor the hybrid drivetrain's output and economy.
The MyFord and MyLincoln Touch displays represent the next generation of Ford's instrument cluster design. This configuration adds infotainment readouts into the mix. Yet a third generation of this technology will debut with the Ford Focus Electric.
Mercedes-Benz's top-tier instrument cluster looks fairly docile. Look closer and you'll see that the entire center gauge is actually an image on an LCD. Spec the right options, and that LCD is also where you'll view the Benz's night vision display.
Vehicles like the Chevrolet Corvette and BMW 7-Series feature optional head-up displays that project information onto the windshield, allowing drivers to keep their eyes on the road while monitoring vehicle systems or turn-by-turn directions.