We are now working on the layout for the Smart Dash iOS application. It have been on the drawing board for some time.. Here are the first pictures.
We have focused on making a easy to read display, where form follows function. Even if the iPhone display is easy to read we still believe a bespoke bright display is needed to show the driver warnings. As soon as one of the values go yellow or red a warning is shown on the matrix display. The strategy can remind of a “Master Caution Light” in a fighter jet.
The design and layout inspiration also comes from aircraft’s, where they also set predefined max and min values for each parameter. The color scheme is therefor Green, Yellow, Red.
Here are some examples of aircraft instrument systems: