Innovative new design demonstrates how digital instrument clusters can make realtime information in the connected car faster, easier, more enjoyable to access
At the Telematics Detroit Conference today, QNX unveiled their latest collaboration: a fully digital and reconfigurable instrument cluster for the QNXÃ‚Â® technology concept car.
The new concept demonstrates how digital instrument clusters powered by the QNXÃ‚Â® NeutrinoÃ‚Â® operating system and the RightwareÃ‚Â® KanziÃ‚Â® UI Solution are helping to transform the driving experience. For example, the cluster integrates with the carÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s infotainment system to display a wealth of realtime information Ã¢â‚¬â€ from local speed limits and turn-by-turn directions to traffic reports and incoming phone calls. And because the cluster is fully digital, it can dynamically change views, highlighting the most important information and using advanced visualizations to help the driver process information more quickly.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“QNX Software Systems and Rightware have already worked together on successful production programs, including the exciting new Audi virtual cockpit,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Peter McCarthy, director of global alliances, QNX Software Systems. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Leveraging our joint experience, we created this cluster for the QNX technology concept car to demonstrate how our technologies not only make in-vehicle systems easier to develop, but enable drivers to take best advantage of the rich information available in the connected car.Ã¢â‚¬Â
The clusterÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s advanced user experience is made possible by the integration between the Rightware Kanzi UI Solution and the QNX OS. The Kanzi UI Solution enables HMI designers to rapidly design high-quality UIs with photorealistic real-time 2D and 3D graphics.
The QNX OS makes it easy for developers using the Kanzi UI Solution to access vehicle data and services Ã¢â‚¬â€ including navigation, multimedia, speed, RPM, and car diagnostics Ã¢â‚¬â€ by providing an abstraction layer based on QNX persistent publish/subscribe (PPS) technology.[signoff predefined=”Enjoy this?” icon=”icon-users”][/signoff]