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High-tech dashboards signal big changes for car parts suppliers

Visteon's SmartCore dashboard operates a vehicle's instrument cluster, infotainment system and other features, all on the same tiny piece of silicon.

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PEER at the instrument panel on your new car and you may find sleek digital gauges and multicoloured screens. But a glimpse behind the dashboard could reveal what US car supplier Visteon Corp found: a mess.

As car cockpits become crammed with ever more digital...