US 11,054,976 B2
Method for operating a vehicle information system with at least a first and a second display area and vehicle information system
Sükrü Cengil, Burgwedel (DE); and Anna Braun, Braunschweig (DE)
Assigned to Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft
Filed by VOLKSWAGEN AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT, Wolfsburg (DE)
Filed on Jul. 13, 2017, as Appl. No. 15/648,492.
Claims priority of application No. 10 2016 113 112.1 (DE), filed on Jul. 15, 2016.
Prior Publication US 2018/0018083 A1, Jan. 18, 2018
Int. Cl. B60K 35/00 (2006.01); G06F 3/0484 (2013.01); B60K 37/06 (2006.01); G06T 13/80 (2011.01)
CPC G06F 3/04847 (2013.01) [B60K 35/00 (2013.01); B60K 37/06 (2013.01); B60K 2370/11 (2019.05); B60K 2370/165 (2019.05); B60K 2370/182 (2019.05); B60K 2370/194 (2019.05); B60K 2370/33 (2019.05); B60K 2370/347 (2019.05); B60K 2370/52 (2019.05); G06F 2203/04803 (2013.01); G06F 2203/04804 (2013.01); G06T 13/80 (2013.01)] 23 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method for operating a vehicle information system including a processor, a digital instrument cluster, and a center console display, the method comprising:
generating, in response to an activation signal, graphical data for an activation animation containing a first view comprising a first graphical object and displaying the first graphical object within the digital instrument cluster; and,
generating and displaying, in response to a transition signal received when an approach action, an unlocking action, a door-opening, a user entering or sitting-down or a vehicle being started is detected and after the first view is no longer displayed, graphical data for the activation animation containing a second view,
wherein the digital instrument cluster and the center console display are non-contiguous with one another,
wherein displaying the second view comprises a movement effect that depicts a movement of a light pulse emanating from the digital instrument cluster and propagating toward the center console display to aid perception of the movement of the light pulse between the non-contiguous instrument cluster and the console display, and
wherein generating and displaying the activation animation is according to a progress over time of a start-up procedure of the processor.