Neusoft Selects Qt to Power Human-Machine Interface Experience in Innovative Automotive Digital Instrument Clusters
Qt Group Plc Press release 2.4.2019
Qt’s Software Development Framework is the Foundation for Neusoft’s Instrument Clusters in its OEM Customers’ Immersive Digital Cockpits
Espoo, Finland – April 2, 2019 – The Qt Company today announced that Neusoft Corporation ("Neusoft", SSE: 600718), an IT-enabled innovative solution and service provider from China, has selected Qt’s software development framework as one of the foundations for Neusoft’s automotive digital instrument clusters. As a result, Qt will be one of the partners to power the instrument clusters in Neusoft’s original equipment manufacturer (OEM) customers’ digital cockpits.
OEMs are increasingly focusing on delivering an immersive human-machine interface experience to their customers, which has led to the rise of the digital cockpit. Considering that digital instrument clusters are a key element of the digital cockpit, the screens, displays and user interfaces that comprise these instrument clusters play a crucial role in the overall driver experience. However, the displays in digital instrument clusters must address several stringent design and technical requirements to enable the driver to safely use them, which creates significant development challenges for OEMs. Not only must OEMs provide responsive graphics and reliable performance for their displays, but they must also meet functional safety standards with very rapid design-to-development production cycles.
China is the largest automotive marketplace in the world, and Neusoft sought to partner with a leading software provider to pursue the huge market opportunity in the region. After careful evaluation, Neusoft selected Qt’s cross-platform software development framework to serve as one of the foundations for the digital instrument clusters for Neusoft’s OEM customers. Neusoft determined that Qt was the framework of choice due to its ability to meet the industry’s rapidly changing requirements, as well as the fact that Qt is fully customizable and offers its source code to all of its users.
“The contradiction between a better human-machine interface (HMI) experience and shorter time-to-market and lower costs is a significant challenge, especially considering OEMs are paying more attention to the digital experience than ever before,” said Lingjun Meng, Vice President for Neusoft, and GM of Neusoft’s Automotive Business Unit. “We have been paying close attention to Qt’s technology and found that Qt has made significant progress in the automotive industry in recent years, especially in the arena of functional safety. We are excited to cooperate with Qt and look forward to delivering superior products to our customers.”
“We are delighted to see Neusoft selecting Qt as the primary digital instrument cluster technology for China’s automotive market,” said Juhapekka Niemi, Executive Vice President for The Qt Company. “Qt is becoming the leading instrument cluster technology with highly advanced 2D and 3D features and integrated design tooling. Qt is suitable for low-end hardware solutions, as well as the very complex high-end hardware that supports the advanced features required in tomorrow’s digital cockpits.”
Due to the availability of its source code, Qt’s technology provides Neusoft with much more control over the entire development process than ever before. In addition, Qt is extremely flexible, as it enables users to write code once and run it on any platform. Furthermore, by partnering with Qt, Neusoft gains access to Qt’s massive global community of development experts and practitioners, as well as Qt’s world-class professional support services.
In addition to providing a comprehensive, cross-platform development framework, Qt’s technology is fast, efficient, and highly user-friendly. Qt’s framework also features Qt Safe Renderer, which provides Neusoft with a solution for rendering the safety-critical information in functional safety applications based on Qt.
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Founded in 1991, Neusoft is the first listed software company in China, and it has been committed to promoting social development and creating better life by leveraging IT innovation. Focusing on software technology, Neusoft provides innovative solutions, products and services to global market in the fields of smart city, healthcare and social security, intelligent vehicles connectivity, and enterprise connectivity. Neusoft has nearly 30 years’ experience in automotive sector, with more than 4,000 automotive engineers in different international locations. Neusoft’s infotainment software serves 80% of global TOP 30 vehicle brands, with the total sell amount about 50 million units in the global market, and covered more than 60 countries. Neusoft’s global R&D network centered on China, Germany, Japan, Romania and the United States. For more information, please visit www.neusoft.com/automotive/