2014 Jeep Cherokee: Reconfigurable instrument cluster display

sponsored-by-2014-jeep-cherokee-2Technology is important, but so is the ability to personalize it. Each driver should have a way to make a vehicle their own, and the 2014 Jeep Cherokee midsize SUV was designed to make that easier.

Among the numerous technology options available on the 2014 Cherokee is a 7-inch full-color reconfigurable instrument cluster display.

Replacing traditional analog gauges, the available reconfigurable display fills the gauge cluster directly in front of the driver for better visibility, and allows there person behind the wheel to prioritize what information is displayed.

To minimize distraction, the display is designed to communicate information, using graphics and text, quickly and easily.

Using buttons on the steering wheel, drivers can customize the display to show as much or as little information as they want. Instructions for this and other display functions are clearly communicated with easy-to-understand icons.

The system can be arranged for a variety of views, including a basic speed readout and more in-depth configurations that show detailed vehicle information. In addition, the four corners of the display can be customized to show information at a glance, including fuel economy, outside temperature, time, and compass direction.

Once a main screen is chosen, it becomes the default setting so the driver doesn’t have to re-set everything every time he or she starts their Cherokee.

In a high-tech update of the good old “Idiot Light,” vehicle concerns are instantly reported to the driver via pop-up screen warning messages on the display, while text warning messages are automatically stored for the driver to review at their convenience.

As cars become more connected, more information is being presented to the driver than ever before. To keep from being overwhelmed, drivers need to be able to choose what information they want and when they want it.

The 2014 Jeep Cherokee’s reconfigurable gauge cluster display gives drivers those options, and puts everything in a tidy package right within the driver’s line of sight.

The 2014 Jeep Cherokee is available now at a base price of $23,990 (including destination).

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