Thundercomm, an Internet of Things (IoT) products and solutions provider, has introduced its new E-cockpit Solution 4.0. The new solution is built on a third-generation Snapdragon automotive cockpit platform from Qualcomm Technologies, with BlackBerry’s QNX Hypervisor 2.1 technology running QNX 7.0 and the Android P operating system.
The E-cockpit Solution also adopts Rightware Kanzi’s tool chain, including the Kanzi Studio developer platform, the Kanzi Map 3D navigation plug-in and Kanzi Connect technology, to accomplish an interactive interface, and creates a custom 3D map and cross-screen interconnection system.
“The beauty of Thundercomm’s E-cockpit is that it maximizes advanced telematics and infotainment technology that helps auto makers deliver upon promises to both drivers and passengers, all made possible by our Snapdragon automotive cockpit platform,” said Shyam Krishnamurthy, senior director, product management, Qualcomm Technologies.
“Modern automotive cockpit designs require significant processing to power multiscreen systems. By developing its E-cockpit on a single chip, Thundercomm is able to streamline system software development with the added benefit of minimal energy use.”
Thundercomm believes that its E-cockpit Solution 4.0 has a number of benefits, including that Tier 1 suppliers and car makers can take advantage of a ready software platform to reduce their efforts in developing and deploying cutting-edge cockpit products. A flexible framework is said to enable suppliers and car makers to greatly reuse assets to extend a product family.
Meanwhile, early UI/UE simulation and validation with Kanzi Studio can separate the design work from development and cut more than 50% from UI/UE development time, according to Thundercomm. An integrated AI engine, face recognition algorithm and a user interface that changes on the fly, adjusted by drivers’ attributes and habits, can bring “an extremely personalized and emotionalized environment awareness and driver-centric driving experience,” according to the company.
The Thundercomm E-cockpit Solution has already entered mass production for the Lixiang One, a range-extender EV launched by Lixiang Automotive.