Altia Named a 2020 Colorado Companies to Watch Winner

Colorado Springs Developer of Automotive, Medical and Consumer Product Interfaces Recognized for Growth, Innovation, Contributions to State Economy

Altia, an international leader in GUI design and development tools, today announced it has been named a winner of the prestigious Colorado Companies to Watch competition for 2020. The annual program, co-created by the Colorado Office of Economic Development in 2009, honors Colorado’s most innovative, visionary second-stage entrepreneurial businesses that also contribute significantly to job growth in the state.

Altia specializes in graphical user interface (GUI) development software and services for production embedded displays. Altia enables the creation of custom GUIs including instrument clusters, heads-up displays, vehicle infotainment systems and more, for automotive OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers around the world. It also supports the design of interfaces for many other products including medical devices, home appliances, exercise equipment, security systems and industrial controls, among others.

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Intuitive Vehicles 2020 is LIVE and ONLINE – October 6-7 in Stuttgart

Altia will spend two days with companies including Visteon, Porsche, Valeo, PSA Group, Bosch and more sharing our expert thoughts and experience on how to create the ideal HMI at Intuitive Vehicles 2020. This event will be held at MOTORWORLD in Stuttgart, Germany and online on October 6-7, 2020.

We will join companies including Porsche, Geely, PSA, FCA, Valeo and Visteon will meet to discuss topics related to automotive UX, including…
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Augmented Reality HUDs Will Make Vehicles Safer, But There’s a Catch

As we move toward semi-autonomous and autonomous vehicles, there will be an increasing need for AR-based safety features like head-up displays. There will also be a demand to fill that blank windscreen space with warnings and indicators to the point that drivers become distracted. This is the challenge that automotive HMI developers face as we move toward cars of the future.

In our article on WardsAuto.com, Altia’s Mike Juran, Altia CEO, and Barry Pompea, Senior Product Designer, discuss the best way to design for success with augmented reality HUDs.

“The correct discipline when designing AR in HUDs lies in managing cognitive load. Driving is a complex task, and as information density from multiple sources increases, so does the cognitive load. Information cannot be allowed to interfere with the normal demands of driving.”

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Altia Teams with Colorado Springs Companies to Provide Hotspots for Harrison School District 2

All of the students of Harrison School District 2 in Colorado Springs are now equipped with all of the supplies to start school successfully. Beyond pencils, pens, notebooks and laptops, there were hundreds of students who were without a key school supply for the 2020-2021 school year – internet access.

Altia’s CEO, Mike Juran, worked with Randy Rocha of District 2 to understand those specific needs of D2 families. Then he reached out to friends in the community for help. Together, Altia, Pikes Peak Community Foundation, Nor’wood Development Group, Comcast and a host of other generous companies and foundations pitched in to donate internet hotspots and service for those families in need.

Check out the news story from KRDO in Colorado Springs.

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Automotive Innovation Day 2020 begins today!

Automotive Innovation Day 2020 (AID2020) Korea is a virtual conference organized by Automotive Electronics begins today! This year, the event will be a virtual event including on-demand webinars and content available from September 1 through September 15th. Register for the event and access presentations about Autonomous Tech, Electrification and Mobility & Digitization and content from companies including Altia, Blackberry QNX, Mentor, NXP, STMicroelectronics and Texas Instruments.

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