Johnson Controls Receives Award for Head Medium Display

By Johnson Controls Gmbh, PRNE
Sunday, March 28, 2010

Johnson Controls Automotive Experience Received an Innovation Award From PSA Peugeot Citroën

BURSCHEID, Germany, March 29, 2010 - Johnson Controls, a leading global supplier of automotive interior
systems and electronics, received the 2010 Supplier Award in the category
Innovation from Philippe Varin, Chairman of the Managing Board of PSA Peugeot
Citroën, in Paris for its new Head Medium Display. The new system is
currently available in the Peugeot 3008 and the Peugeot 5008 as standard
equipment in the Exclusive version and optional in the Sport version. The
award is given to PSA Peugeot Citroën's 14 best automotive suppliers in the
categories of Quality, Innovation, Supply, Service and Cost Management.

The Head Medium Display consists of a transparent pane that is separately
released from the instrument panel over the instrument cluster, enabling key
vehicle information such as speed or distance readings to be displayed in the
driver's primary field of vision. The projected image appears at a virtual
distance of around 1.80 m, which the eye can read without accommodation time
(time to focus). Drivers can perceive the information displayed much faster
than from displays positioned outside their primary field of vision. With the
Head Medium Display, Johnson Controls has developed a system that unleashes
considerable cost-saving potential, as it requires no expensive or
time-consuming adjustments, eliminates the need for specific coating on the
windshield and can be adapted for use in other vehicles.

"We are pleased to be able to contribute to increased road safety with
our Head Medium Display," said Jeff DeBest, Group Vice President and General
Manager of Global Electronics for Johnson Controls Automotive Experience as
he accepted the award on behalf of the project team of 70 Johnson Controls
employees. "This display contributes to safety as drivers no longer need to
take their eyes off the road. We are honoured to receive this award and to
have worked with PSA in the development of this innovative product."

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redefine the relationships between people and their surroundings. Our team of
130,000 employees creates a more comfortable, safe and sustainable world
through our products and services for more than 200 million vehicles, 12
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    Please feel free to contact us for further information:

    Johnson Controls GmbH
    Automotive Experience
    Industriestrasse 20-30
    51399 Burscheid


    Astrid Schafmeister
    Tel.: +49-2174-65-3189
    Fax: +49-2174-65-3219

Please feel free to contact us for further information: Johnson Controls GmbH, Automotive Experience, Industriestrasse 20-30, 51399 Burscheid, Germany, Astrid Schafmeister, Tel.: +49-2174-65-3189, Fax: +49-2174-65-3219, E-mail: astrid.schafmeister at

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