HARMAN Announces Automated UI Development Suite
Automakers can now offer a rich user experience while providing a unified HMI UI across various digital displays in the vehicle
STAMFORD, CT – HARMAN International Industries, Incorporated (NYSE: HAR), the premier connected technologies company for automotive, consumer and enterprise markets, announced today its automated UI development suite for the automotive industry, enabling automakers to seamlessly create connected, multi-screen and secure In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) systems. HARMAN has created a leading application and UI framework, based on the Qt cross-platform application framework, which includes a flexible architecture that allows automakers to develop human machine interfaces (HMI) more expediently while simultaneously creating more personalised user experiences.
Today’s consumers have grown to expect the same type of connectivity in their vehicles as on their mobile devices. This includes an integrated experience across all screens in the vehicle. With the introduction of the Automated UI Development Suite, HARMAN is facilitating this type of rich user experience and providing a unified HMI UI across digital displays in the vehicle.
Key components of the Automated UI Development suite include:
- A toolchain that enables product managers, designers and developers to innovate through realistic simulations and trace requirements through to deployment
- A Software Development Tool Kit (SDK) that simplifies the HMI design process through the support of multi-display solutions, including centre display and rear-seat entertainment
- Applications as downloadable modules
Key benefits of these components include:
- The tool chain includes advanced features like continuous build and test automation for rapid high quality HMI builds
- High-performing, quickly adaptable user interfaces based on open standards
- Ability to reuse HMI business logic across different vehicle models and brands
- Support for different distributed system architectures such as Multi-SoC and Single SoC with Hypervisor
- Enablement of rapid, continuous development, including use of simulation, target devices and test-case validation
- A more rapid evolution of the HMI throughout the vehicle lifecycle
“Automakers are looking for solutions that can improve the speed and efficiency for end-to-end HMI design – and that includes advancing the quality of connectivity and comfort that consumers expect in their vehicles,” said Sanjay Dhawan, president, HARMAN Connected Services. “To help automakers build, manage and innovate HMI in their vehicles, we created an automated UI development suite that consists of a powerful multi-screen HMI framework and an equally powerful toolchain.”
Click here to learn more about the HARMAN Automated UI Development suite for Automotive.
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About The Qt Company
The Qt Company develops and delivers the Qt development framework under commercial and open source licenses. We enable the reuse of software code across all operating systems, platforms and screen types, from desktops and embedded systems to wearables and mobile devices. Qt is used by approximately one million developers worldwide and is the leading independent technology behind millions of devices and applications. Qt is the platform of choice for in-vehicle systems, industrial automation devices, and other business critical application manufacturers, and is used by leading global players in more than 70 industries. The Qt Company is owned by the Qt Group, which operates in China, Finland, Germany, Japan, Korea, Norway, Russia and USA with more than 200 employees worldwide. The Qt Group is headquartered in Espoo, Finland and is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki Stock Exchange. The company’s net sales in year 2015 was 27 MEUR. To learn more visit http://qt.io.
HARMAN (harman.com) designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions and connected services. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. The Company's software services power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated and secure across all platforms, from work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 29,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $6.9 billion during the 12 months ended June 30, 2016. The Company’s shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol NYSE:HAR.