Epic Games Introduces Unreal Engine Human-Machine Interface (HMI) Initiative, Alliances and Automoti

Epic Games announced a new HMI initiative to enable the creation of automotive infotainment and digital cockpit experiences. According to the company, General Motors’ not yet revealed GMC HUMMER EV will be the first vehicle to use Unreal Engine HMI in its digital cockpit, with more details to come at the car’s October 20th unveiling.

Unreal Engine is designed to provide key features for design driven development. These include support for version control, visual scripting via Blueprints, and direct access to a C++ codebase that enables more functionality to be exposed. Rather than passively producing reference images for engineers to implement, this enables designers to directly collaborate with engineers and actively deploy designs into the vehicle.

Unreal Engine currently supports hardware platforms including the Qualcomm Snapdragon Automotive Platform, Siili Auto’s bespoke infotainment systems, and Vectorform’s digital product and customer experience platform. Support for the QNX Neutrino RTOS, a microkernel real-time

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Epic Games Introduces Unreal Engine Human-Machine Interface (HMI) Initiative, Alliances and Automotive Development Workflows

General Motors GMC HUMMER EV will be the first vehicle to use Unreal Engine in its digital cockpit; new automotive technology and service alliances include BlackBerry QNX, Mapbox, Qualcomm Technologies, Siili Auto, and Vectorform, with more to come

Epic Games today announced a new HMI initiative to enable the creation of automotive infotainment and digital cockpit experiences. Additionally, General Motors’ soon-to-be-revealed GMC HUMMER EV will be the first vehicle to use Unreal Engine in its digital cockpit, with more details to come at the car’s October 20th unveiling. New Unreal Engine alliances with HMI technology leaders including BlackBerry QNX, Mapbox, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., Siili Auto and Vectorform are making it easier for automotive companies to work more efficiently when building in-vehicle experiences.

“We have a dedicated team of artists and engineers who have been working to support new features for HMI. We’re thrilled that the GMC HUMMER EV will

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Google Maps is testing Android Auto-like “car mode” interface for mobile app

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Google Maps might get a major makeover soon. A future update for the Google Maps mobile application is reported to bring an all-new car mode UI which is very similar to the current in-car navigation system found in Android Auto. 

Folks at Android Police have spotted a car mode interface within the Google Maps mobile application that resembles the Android Auto’s in-car look and feel.  

At the time of writing this article, we did not find the new update on any of our devices yet, but it’s being reported to arrive in a phased manner sometime later as Google is testing this feature on some with some of the users.

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MIPI Alliance Releases A-PHY SerDes Interface for Automotive

  • First industry-standard asymmetric long-reach physical layer interface enables ADAS, IVI and other surround-sensor applications
  • A-PHY v1.0 forms foundation of comprehensive MIPI Automotive SerDes Solutions

The MIPI Alliance, an international organization that develops interface specifications for mobile and mobile-influenced industries, today announced the availability of MIPI A-PHY v1.0, the first industry-standard, long-reach serializer-deserializer (SerDes) physical layer interface. The new specification, available to MIPI members, provides an asymmetric data link in a point-to-point topology, providing high-speed unidirectional data, embedded bidirectional control data and optional power delivery over a single cable.

A-PHY v1.0 offers:

  • High reliability: Ultra-low packet error rate (PER) of 10-19 for unprecedented performance over the vehicle lifetime
  • High resiliency: Ultra-high immunity to EMC effects in demanding automotive conditions
  • Long reach: Up to 15 meters
  • High performance: Data rate as high as 16 Gbps with a roadmap to 48 Gbps and beyond; v1.1, already in development, will provide a doubling
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