Elektrobit (EB) has announced it is providing the development platform for the digital instrument clusters and infotainment devices in Volkswagen’s new generation of electric cars. The 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, 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, widgetsand modules that were developed for a specific brand or model can be easily used for other brands and platforms.”