Digitization is changing vehiclesâ€™ interiors along with their other aspects. Georges Massing, director, user interaction at Mercedes-Benz, spoke with automotiveIT about the effects of the trend, the use of artificial intelligence and new assistance systems. _Mr. Massing, it was striking at CES in Las Vegas that operating concepts have moved into the spotlight. The digital Read More..
At the 2017 CES, BMW will show a kind of interactive touchscreen that offers a vision of what tomorrow’s HMI may look like. The German premium car maker said the “HoloActive Touch” system consists ofÂ a free-floating display that is operated with finger gestures and provides tactile feedback. It is part of BMW’s i Inside Future Read More..
As driver assistance systems become more sophisticated and the fully autonomous car is beginning toÂ look more feasible, automakers are increasingly focused on what the changing trends will mean for theÂ human-machine interface (HMI) systems. In an interview with automotiveIT, Volkmar Tanneberger, head of electrical/electronics developmentÂ at Volkswagen Group discusses new operating concepts, impulses from consumer entertainmentÂ technologies and Read More..
Mercedes-Benz unveiled a rolling club lounge for young urbanites at the recent Tokyo auto show. In an interview with automotiveIT, the premium car maker’s design chief, Gorden Wagener, explains how digitization will affect upcoming Mercedes models and how user interfaces will change to handle a multitude of services and apps. automotiveIT: No classic windshield, various Read More..
BMW did best in our premium-segment HMI test, so I was keen to try out a BMW 535i on a recent 1,800km roundtrip between Munich and Amsterdam. I set out to get a subjective impression of the ease of use of BMW’s connected infotainment and driver assistance systems. No attempt was made to do a Read More..
FRANKFURT – A senior Volvo executive said the next version of the XC90, which will be launched in 2014, will likely have a big portrait-layout monitor not unlike the display in Tesla’s new Model S. Volvo unveiled a concept coupe at the Frankfurt auto show (IAA) that featured such a monitor. It is one of Read More..
carIT magazine recently commissioned a test to see how the infotainment operating systems of the three German premium car manufacturers stack up. The Doppler Laboratory for Contextual Interfaces at Austria’s Salzburg University together with the Auto Club Europe employed 36 specially selected drivers to test the systems of the Audi A3, the BMW 1 Series Read More..
The number of in-car displays will rise sharply as infotainment becomes a more important part of the car, Frost & Sullivan said in a report. The researchers predicted that the market for central displays in Europe alone will more than double to 9.5 million units by 2017 from 4 million units last year. In North Read More..
Volvo Car has selected Mitsubishi Electric to develop a next-generation infotainment system that will be on all new Volvo models from November, 2013. The Swedish carmaker said the new system will work in combination with its recently announced Sensus interface. Sensus forms the basis of Volvo’s strategy to make all functions accessible through a simple Read More..
TRW, in an attempt to further simplify in-car controls, has developed a capacitive touchpad that recognizes handwriting. The US-based automotive supplier said the touchpad, which will be ready for production this year, will mark a major improvement in the human machine interface (HMI) because it can be used by car drivers and passengers in a Read More..