The many nuances of creating excellent automotive HMI and infotainment systems require careful up-front planning.
Why? It’s just designing a few screens in a vehicle, right?
Not even close. When done correctly, automotive HMI development must consider and then connect a complex network of operating systems, middleware, modalities and more. Developers need to accommodate a wide range of user personas with varying goals. What devices are the users bringing into the vehicle? What apps are they running? Can my OS handle it?
Furthermore, the design team needs to build an HMI that will not only assure user safety, but also user DELIGHT. In the age of social media, it’s astonishing what a few complaints about your product on the Twitterverse or in the hallowed halls of Facebook will do to your product’s reputation.
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