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2017 car touch panel shipments are expected to reach 50 million

According to IHS Markit, shipments of automotive touch panels are expected to reach 50 million in 2017, an increase of 11% from 45 million in 2016. More importantly, in the automotive market in 2017, the shipment of capacitive touch screens is expected to exceed the traditionally dominant resistive touch screen.
Automotive market capacitive touch technology will surpass resistive touch technology in 2017
As consumers become accustomed to using smartphones and tablets in their daily lives, touch screens are now increasingly entering their cars. According to IHS Markit, shipments of automotive touch panels are expected to reach 50 million in 2017, an increase of 11% from 45 million in 2016. More importantly, in the automotive market in 2017, the shipment of capacitive touch screens is expected to exceed the traditionally dominant resistive touch screen.
“Projected capacitive touch technology is ubiquitous in consumer smartphones and tablets, and consumers are comfortable to use,” said Shoko Oi, senior analyst at IHS Markit Display. “Although it is safe to operate the touch screen while driving.” Sexual doubts, the car‘s touch screen panel is becoming a standard feature for new cars entering the market.”
Today‘s car screens display a wide range of sources, both inside and outside the car. Moreover, there are many newer applications that require a touch screen panel that transforms the role of the car display from a simple visual presentation to a tangible human interface. Along with the increase in the amount of display data, this shift is driving the design needs of displays to an easy-to-view design that incorporates larger sizes, non-rectangular or curved shapes, and higher resolution.
According to the IHS Markit Automotive Touch Panel Market Report, with the update of automotive models, projected capacitive touch technology is replacing resistive touch technology and becoming the mainstream touch solution for automotive displays, despite its The module cost is relatively high.
“Connected cars and telematics are the latest trends, which will prompt more car manufacturers to consider the use of projected capacitive touch screens, which can provide a user experience similar to smartphone and tablet touch screens,” Oi said.