Patent Number: 7,784,422

Title: Speed-indicating instrument for motor vehicle provided with an adaptive cruise-control system

Abstract: A speed-indicating instrument for a motor vehicle provided with a cruise-control system comprises a dial (1) provided with a speed-indicating pointer (3) that co-operates with a graduated scale (5). Displayed in a position adjacent to the graduated scale (5) is an arc of light (6) terminating at one end (6a) that indicates on the graduated scale (5) the cruise-speed value set. Said arc of light is displayed using a first optical filter (7) and a second optical filter (8) superimposed on one another and backlighted, at least one of which being controlled in angular position about the centre (4) of the dial (1) as a function of the cruise speed set.

Inventors: Repetto; Piermario (Turin, IT), Bernard; Stefano (Orbassano, IT)

Assignee: C.R.F. Societa Consortile per Azioni

International Classification: G01D 13/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/31/12018