How does a Multi-Information Display work?
We’ve covered the display audio screen, we’ve covered the center console, we’ve covered the instrument panel and many other things on the dashboard but we have yet to touch on the multi-information display, which is a feature you’ve likely heard mentioned many times when looking into modern vehicles. So today, we thought we’d dive into that a little bit for our How’s This Work, to give you a better idea of what the difference is and how you can utilize it.
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What is an MID?
So for starters, we should probably give you a rundown on what the difference between the multi-information display and the display audio screens are, as that’s one thing that tends to confuse customers. The display audio screen is right at the center of the dashboard, the focal point of the center console. In modern cars, it’s almost always at least 7” diagonally, and displays navigation and many other things. The multi-information display, or MID, on the other hand is generally much smaller and worked right into your instrument cluster.
Rather than displaying full navigation or similar display audio screen things, the MID displays little bits of information that are pertinent to the driver. That way you don’t have to take your eyes quite as far off the road to look at the display audio screen, plus you can generally control the MID right from the steering wheel, and thus you don’t have to remove your hands either.
If you’re interested in finding out more about the multi-information display, you can watch the video below, or give us a call right here at the sales desk. We look forward to hearing from you!