Elektrobit (EB) recently announced that it is providing the development platform for the digital instrument clusters and infotainment devices in Volkswagen’s new generation of electric cars.
The Elektrobit (EB) GUIDE toolchain enables developers at Volkswagen to easily and quickly design complex human machine interfaces (HMIs). With its graphical, voice-, touch-, and gesture-based controls, Elektrobit (EB) GUIDE allows the development of customized user interfaces for different brands from a single source. The software toolkit is among the most feature-rich HMI software solutions in the industry.
“EB GUIDE provides a sophisticated HMI framework and HMI development environment for automotive series production. The 2D and especially the 3D features of EB GUIDE meet all the technological and visual requirements that Volkswagen IVI and cluster user interfaces have,” said Gunnar Wegner, head of HMI Development at Volkswagen. “One key characteristic of EB GUIDE is that it excellently fits in with the Volkswagen HMI development process. Plug-ins seamlessly integrate with Volkswagen’s skinning and internationalization process. EB’s HMI toolchain is perfectly suited for multi-user editing and HMI integration in our large team of developers. Volkswagen HMI Development takes on high requirements and expectations at every level. The substantial contribution EB GUIDE helps us meet these continuously.”
“EB GUIDE is the ideal HMI development platform for car makers with large project scopes, such as Volkswagen,” said Martin Schleicher, executive vice president at Elektrobit. “Our HMI products enable Volkswagen to use and customize the many versions and variants of its operating functions across all brands. All models, animations, widgets and modules that were developed for a specific brand or model can be easily used for other brands and platforms.”
EB GUIDE helps to save time and increases the productivity of HMI development teams by consequently applying a model-based approach to the HMI development process including prototyping, specification, implementation and maintenance.
Instead of developing software, HMI developers design the HMI with EB GUIDE’s desktop tools and execute it with EB GUIDE’s run-time components which are specifically engineered to run on automotive devices. HMI developers can focus on maximizing the user experience. EB GUIDE lets them instantly test their changes on the desktop PC and quickly deploy them to the target device said the company in a statement.
EB GUIDE is the only HMI development platform in the market that enables developers to implement intuitive graphical 2D or 3D user interfaces with voice, touch, and gesture control features.
It is the result of more than 15 years of experience in HMI software development.
EB GUIDE was originally developed for the automotive industry but is also used in other sectors such as mechanical engineering, automation, and medical industry.