Ford SUV Adds “Calm Screen” Digital Display

Ford Motor Co.’s redesigned Explorer SUV will offer a 12.3-inch digital display cluster with a “Calm Screen” setting that simplifies readouts for drivers.

The normal setting allows drivers to view a full range of gauges, vehicle data and other information. The Calm Setting (pictured), which Ford also refers to as “mindful mode,” eliminates everything but the speedometer, fuel gauge and alerts.

In addition to reducing driver distraction, Ford says the minimalistic display will help reduce stress by giving drivers a break from the constant stream of information they’re bombarded with from various electronic devices throughout the day.

The all-new 2020 Explorer, which bows this summer, also offers an optional10.1-inch vertically oriented center infotainment display. An 8-inch touchscreen is standard.