JP2011011611A - Display device for hybrid vehicle - Google Patents

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JP2011011611A
JP2011011611A JP2009156739A JP2009156739A JP2011011611A JP 2011011611 A JP2011011611 A JP 2011011611A JP 2009156739 A JP2009156739 A JP 2009156739A JP 2009156739 A JP2009156739 A JP 2009156739A JP 2011011611 A JP2011011611 A JP 2011011611A
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哲夫 小嶋
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PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide a display device for a hybrid vehicle enabling a driver to easily acquire display contents by displaying two display contents of different purposes intelligibly for the driver in the same way as the case of installing two display means while reducing the number of display means.SOLUTION: The display device for the hybrid vehicle including both an internal combustion engine and a motor as a power source in the travel of the vehicle includes: a display means constituting adjacently a rotating speed display area for displaying the rotating speed of the internal combustion engine and an output display area for displaying the output state of the motor, and having one pointer that can indicate the rotating speed display area and the output display area respectively; and a display control means for indicating a certain point out of the rotating speed display area and the output display area by the one pointer according to the condition of the vehicle.

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  The present invention relates to a display device for a hybrid vehicle, and more particularly to a display device for a hybrid vehicle that makes it easy for a driver to grasp display contents while reducing the number of display means.

  In a display device for a hybrid vehicle equipped with both an internal combustion engine and an electric motor as a power source during vehicle travel, a power meter that displays whether the motor is outputting or regenerating while traveling, or whether the motor is in output (Output display means). The display device of the hybrid vehicle includes a tachometer (rotation speed display means) for displaying a change in the rotation speed when the internal combustion engine is rotating.

In a conventional hybrid vehicle display device, a single display unit switches between a power meter display that displays the output state of the internal combustion engine and a tachometer display that displays the rotation speed of the internal combustion engine. There are some that reduce the display space. (Patent Document 1)
A conventional hybrid vehicle display device displays the power and / or torque of a predetermined part that can be used for traveling of the vehicle according to the driving mode, so that the driver can drive regardless of the type of power source. Some provide the necessary information. (Patent Document 2)

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However, in Patent Document 1, since the power meter display (output display) and the tachometer display (rotation speed display) are switched to the same position and displayed, the current display content is the power meter display (output display). There is a problem that it is difficult for the driver to grasp the display contents instantaneously as to whether the display is tachometer display (rotation speed display).
Further, in Patent Document 2, the power and / or torque of both power sources that can be used for running the vehicle is displayed regardless of the internal combustion engine and the electric motor. There is a problem that the necessary information about each cannot be grasped accurately.

  In the present invention, the number of display means can be reduced, and two display contents with different purposes can be displayed in an easy-to-understand manner to the driver in the same manner as when two display means are installed. An object of the present invention is to realize a display device for a hybrid vehicle that can easily grasp the above.

  The present invention provides a display device for a hybrid vehicle having both an internal combustion engine and an electric motor as a power source when the vehicle travels, and displays a rotational speed display area for displaying the rotational speed of the internal combustion engine and an output state of the electric motor. An output display area that is adjacent to the output display area, and has a display means that can indicate the rotation speed display area and the output display area, respectively. And display control means for indicating one point from among the points by the one pointer.

  In the hybrid vehicle display device of the present invention, the rotation speed display area and the output display area are formed adjacent to one display means, and one point is indicated by one pointer from both display areas. The number of display means can be reduced, and two display contents with different purposes can be displayed in an easy-to-understand manner to the driver, as in the case where two display means are installed.

(A) is a front view of the display means in a state of being moved by an electric motor, and (B) is a front view of the display means in a state of being moved by an internal combustion engine. (Example) (A) is a front view of a display means configured by adjoining a rotation speed display area and an output display area, and (B) is a display means in which the rotation speed display area and the output display area cannot be viewed with external light. It is a front view. (Example) It is a system block diagram of the display apparatus of a hybrid vehicle. (Example)

In the display device for a hybrid vehicle of the present invention, the rotational speed display area and the output display area are configured adjacent to each other, and one point is indicated by one pointer from both display areas. This makes it easier for the driver to grasp the display contents while reducing the amount.
Embodiments of the present invention will be described below with reference to the drawings.

1 to 3 show an embodiment of the present invention. In FIG. 3, 1 is a display device of a hybrid vehicle, 2 is a display means, and 3 is a display control means. The display device 1 displays information about a hybrid vehicle equipped with both an internal combustion engine and an electric motor as a power source during vehicle travel, and displays information required by the driver on the display means 2. Display control means 3 to be operated.
As shown in FIG. 2A, the display means 2 is provided with a display plate 4 made of a dark color material having a low light transmittance, and the display plate 4 displays the rotation speed of the internal combustion engine. A display (tachometer display) area 5 and an output display (power meter display) area 6 for displaying the output state of the motor are adjacent to each other. On the inner side of the rotation speed display area 5 of the display board 4, a rotation speed display content 7 such as a number indicating the rotation speed (for example, “0 to 8”, “* 1000 rpm”, etc.) is described. Further, inside the output display area 6 of the display board 4, output display contents 8 (for example, “ASST” (representing assist), “CHRG”, etc., indicating whether the motor is outputting or regenerating. "(Represents charge)).
Since the display means 2 is formed of a material having a low light transmittance, the display means 2 and the rotational speed display contents 7 described in the rotational speed display area 5 as shown by hatching in FIG. The output display content 8 described in the output display area 6 has a structure that the driver cannot visually recognize with external light.

Further, as shown in FIG. 2 (A), the display means 2 has a rotation speed display illumination 9 for irradiating light to the rotation speed display area 5 and the output display area 6 inside the display board 4, and an output display. Lighting 10 is provided. The rotation speed display illumination 9 and the output display illumination 10 are connected to the display control means 3 and controlled to be turned on / off.
The display control means 3 determines the vehicle state based on the information input from the vehicle information input means 11, and turns on the rotation speed display illumination 9 and turns off the output display illumination 10 when the internal combustion engine is driven. . When the internal combustion engine is stopped, the display control means 3 turns off the rotation speed display illumination 9 and turns on the output display illumination 10. The driver can visually recognize the rotational speed display content 7 by turning on the rotational speed display illumination 9, and can visually recognize the output display content 8 by lighting the output display illumination 10.

Further, as shown in FIG. 2A, the display means 2 has one pointer 12 that can respectively indicate the rotation speed display area 5 and the output display area 6 of the display board 4. The pointer 12 is connected to the display control means 3 and the position to be pointed is controlled. The display control means 3 determines the vehicle state based on the information input from the vehicle information input means 11, and when the internal combustion engine is driven, the pointer 11 indicates the point where the rotation speed display area 5 is located according to the vehicle state. When the internal combustion engine is stopped, the pointer 11 operates so as to indicate a point where the output display area 6 is located depending on the vehicle state.
That is, when the internal combustion engine is driven, the display control means 3 turns on the rotational speed display illumination 9 so that the rotational speed display content 7 can be visually recognized, while turning off the output display illumination 10 and outputs it. The display content 8 is made invisible, and the pointer 12 is operated to indicate a point where the rotation speed display area 5 is located. Further, when the internal combustion engine is stopped, the display control means 3 turns on the output display illumination 10 to make the output display content 8 visible, while turning off the rotation display illumination 9 and the rotation speed. The display content 7 is made invisible and the pointer 12 is operated so as to indicate a point where the output display area 6 is located.
Thereby, as shown in FIG. 1 (B), the display control means 3 sets the output display area 6 to the driver when the pointer 12 indicates the rotation speed display area 5 in a state where the hybrid vehicle is moving with the internal combustion engine. 1 is in a state in which the driver cannot visually recognize, and as shown in FIG. 1A, when the pointer 12 indicates the output display area 6 while the hybrid vehicle is moving by an electric motor, the driver cannot visually recognize the rotation speed display area 5. And

Next, the operation will be described.
As shown in FIG. 2, a display device 1 for a hybrid vehicle equipped with both an internal combustion engine and an electric motor as a power source during vehicle travel displays the number of revolutions on a display plate 4 formed of a material having low light transmittance. An area 5 and an output display area 6 are formed adjacent to each other, and the display means 2 includes one pointer 12 that can selectively indicate the rotation speed display area 5 and the output display area 6. A rotation speed display illumination 9 that illuminates the rotation speed display area 5 and an output display illumination 10 that illuminates the output display area 6 are provided.
Further, the display device 1 selectively turns on the rotation speed display illumination 9 and the output display illumination 10 of the display means 2 depending on the vehicle state, and displays either the rotation speed display area 5 or the output display area 6. The display device 1 is provided with a display control means 3 that causes a point to be displayed and to indicate one point of the displayed display area with one pointer 12. As shown in FIG. 1 (A), the internal combustion engine is stopped. When the motor is moving, the display control means 3 turns on the output display illumination 10 of the display means 2 so that the output display content 8 can be visually recognized, and the pointer 12 indicates the point where the output display area 6 is located. To do. At this time, the display device 1 is in a state in which the driver cannot visually recognize the rotation speed display area 5 because the display control means 3 turns off the rotation speed display illumination 9.
Further, as shown in FIG. 1B, the display device 1 displays the rotation speed by turning on the rotation speed display illumination 9 by the display control means 3 when the electric motor is stopped and the internal combustion engine is moving. The contents 7 can be visually recognized, and a point where the rotation speed display area 5 is located is indicated by the pointer 12. At this time, the display device 1 is in a state in which the driver cannot visually recognize the output display content 8 because the display controller 3 turns off the output display illumination 10.

As described above, the display device 1 of the hybrid vehicle indicates one point with one pointer 12 from among the rotation speed display area 5 and the output display area 6 that are configured adjacent to one display means 2. Therefore, the number of display means can be reduced, and two display contents with different purposes can be displayed in an easy-to-understand manner to the driver, as in the case where two display means are installed.
Further, the display device 1 may make the output display area 6 invisible to the driver when the pointer 12 indicates the rotation speed display area 5 while the hybrid vehicle is moving with the internal combustion engine, depending on the display control means 3. When the pointer 12 indicates the output display area 6 while the hybrid vehicle is moving with an electric motor, the rotational speed display area 5 is in a state in which the driver cannot stir.
As a result, the display device 1 of the hybrid vehicle eliminates unnecessary information for the driver and displays only necessary display contents, so that the driver knows which display area is currently used. It's easy.
In the above-described embodiment, the display control means 3 switches the display between the rotation speed display area 5 and the output display area 6, but the display can be switched by a driver's switch operation.

  The present invention can display two display contents having different purposes in an easy-to-understand manner with a single display means, and allows the driver to easily understand the display contents. The present invention can also be applied to a display device for a vehicle equipped with an engine or a diesel internal combustion engine as a power source.

DESCRIPTION OF SYMBOLS 1 Display apparatus 2 Display means 3 Display control means 4 Display board 5 Rotation speed display area 6 Output display area 7 Rotation speed display content 8 Output display content 9 Rotation speed display illumination 10 Output display illumination 11 Vehicle information input means 12 Pointer

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  1.   In a display device for a hybrid vehicle provided with both an internal combustion engine and an electric motor as a power source during vehicle travel, a rotation speed display area for displaying the rotation speed of the internal combustion engine and an output display area for displaying an output state of the electric motor And a display means having one pointer that can respectively indicate the rotation speed display area and the output display area, and depending on the vehicle state, from among the rotation speed display area and the output display area A display device for a hybrid vehicle, characterized by comprising display control means for indicating a certain point by the one pointer.
  2.   The display control means is in a state in which the driver cannot visually recognize the output display area when the pointer indicates the rotational speed display area, and the driver cannot visually recognize the rotational speed display area when the pointer indicates the output display area. The display device for a hybrid vehicle according to claim 1, characterized in that:
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