Continental has signed an agreement with Pioneer to integrate infotainment products with a focus on the Asian market.
Pioneer’s infotainment will be integrated into Continental’s computer for vehicle cockpits, offering vehicle manufacturers greater flexibility to develop cockpit systems.
Human machine interfaces in vehicles comprise two separate areas, one for driver information in the instrument cluster and a centerstack display for the driver and passenger.
Infotainment is concentrated in the center, but Continental says the increasing interconnectivity of information makes this an issue.
It says the cross-domain product of the cockpit high performance computer merges all displays and operating elements into an integrated interface.
Contact can be shown regardless of display limits and individually arranged by the user, with vital information being displayed as a priority.
Dr Frank Rabe, head of the human machine interface business unit at Continental, said, “The cockpit high-performance computer provides the technical foundation for efficient collaboration, as software containers can be flexibly docked and undocked with this platform.”