US Patent No. 9,530,182

METHOD FOR DISPLAYING INFORMATION IN PARTICULAR IN A VEHICLE AND DISPLAY UNIT FOR A VEHICLE


Patent No. 9,530,182
Issue Date December 27, 2016
Title Method For Displaying Information In Particular In A Vehicle And Display Unit For A Vehicle
Inventorship Mi-Ran Jun, Berlin (DE)
Mathias Kuhn, Berlin (DE)
Alexander Hahn, Braunschweig (DE)
Jian Lou, Berlin (DE)
Assignee Volkswagen AG, Wolfsburg (DE)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,530,182

1. A method for displaying information, in a vehicle, in which a control device generates graphics data which actuate a display
area, the method comprising:
displaying, in a first display mode, graphics objects and/or control buttons for visualizing information of a first vehicle
unit of a plurality of vehicle units;

wherein the each of the vehicle units corresponds to sensed operating parameters and/or functionality provided within the
vehicle; and

displaying, in a second display mode, graphics objects and/or control buttons for visualizing information of the plurality
of vehicle units are displayed;

transitioning from the first display mode into the second display mode, wherein during the transition, the representation
of the graphics objects and/or control buttons for visualizing information of the first vehicle unit is reduced in size and
changed, and during this transition, graphics objects and/or control buttons for visualizing information of other vehicle
units of the plurality of vehicle unit are newly displayed at an edge of the display area, wherein during the transition,
these graphics objects and/or control buttons for visualizing information of the other vehicle units are moved from the edge
of the display area in the direction of the center of the display area so as to transition into the second display mode, and

wherein, at the transition from the first display mode into the second display mode, the representation of the graphics objects
and/or control buttons for visualizing information of the first vehicle unit is changed such that, in the second display mode,
no control buttons are displayed.