Human Machine Interface (HMI) Services for Automotive

The HMI of a connected vehicle head unit or digital cockpit may look no different than a consumer electronic device. Nevertheless, how the interface is connected to the vehicle, consumer and the OEM ecosystem is far more complex. An exponential increase in options and complexity and changing automotive ecosystem parameters, expand drivers’ human-machine experiences. In order to respond these challenges, automotive HMIs need to be much more fluid, contextual and relevant to consumers.
 
HARMAN Connected Services (HCS) works as an efficient, agile group that is always up-to-date with current and upcoming trends in automotive HMI and usability in infotainment. Over the last few years, HCS has helped many automotive OEMs and Tier One suppliers globally to design many concept car HMIs to support new use cases and to accommodate technological advances with quick turn-around.

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HMI Development services

HARMAN Connected Services (HCS) supports OEMs and Tier-1 suppliers in developing HMI for automotive head-units, including the IVI HMI, cluster HMI and other displays. HCS also supports the development of the UI views, data models and application’s business logic. The HMI can be developed based on the UI/UX design either from the OEM, Tier-1 Supplier or from HARMAN.

HCS can accommodate the full responsibility of total software stack development, including requirements management, system architecture, HMI design and development, middleware services development and integration, hardware integration and BSP, system integration and verification, etc.

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HMI UI/UX design services

HARMAN’s UI/UX Design Lab focuses on advanced connected vehicle UI/UX concepts. HARMAN has exhibited prowess in developing innovative and contextual HMIs for leading auto OEMs and Tier-1 suppliers across the world. Our expertise includes, but is not limited to CX strategy, User Research, Experience Mapping, Information Architecture, Interaction Design, Visual Design, Ideation, 3D modeling, Prototyping, Usability Testing, Remote Testing, Accessibility Testing, Lab Testing and more. The design lab also supports front-end development specifically in areas such as Frameworks (Angular, Bootstrap, etc.), Mobile App Development, Responsive Design, Cross platform Development, Accessibility Support, Content Management Development and Micro-interactions.

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HARMAN Automated UI Development Suite for Automotive

HARMAN Automated UI Development Suite for Automotive assists in the creation of connected, multi-screen, adaptive and secure In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) systems. It provides the following components:

  • HMI Framework – A pre-established sub-system with a flexible architecture that allows the user to develop HMI more expediently
  • Tool Chain - Allows the OEM to take and trace the end-to-end HMI process 
  • Software Development Tool Kit (SDK) - Supports multi display solutions for the center display and rear seat entertainment systems using an HMI server.
  • Applications - Provided as separate modules.

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Top-line Benefits

  • Accelerated and successful HMI deployment coupled with cost and royalty savings
  • Competence/development centers in Russia, China and India accommodating volatile requirements and aggressive schedules
  • User-focused design with business and product considerations
  • Finitely Iterative - Throughout the definition journey, HCS looks to validate the success of the experience through user testing and performance evaluation, allowing the design team to go back to tweak and refine the design to get to the quick and optimized results
  • Allows multiple HMIs to be developed based on the same state and business logic hence maximizing re-use as the platform evolves.
  • Empowers rapid, continuous development that includes simulation, development on target devices and validation with test cases.