Software developer The Qt Company says it is working with Stellantis on the development of the auto maker’s current in-vehicle HMI systems across its portfolio of European car brands. The project, which began in 2018, will see the Qt technology used for the development of HMI enhancements for 6,000,000 cars per year, with deliveries starting at the end 2021. This includes technical and stylistic upgrades to the HMI across all screens within the car, including cluster, head-up display and infotainment.
“We are thrilled to be part of the Stellantis digital cockpit breakthrough,” commented Juhapekka Niemi, EVP sales, The Qt Company. “The role of software within the automotive industry is only growing, and it’s vital that manufacturers leverage the latest tools at their disposal to keep up with industry trends. With our cross-platform capabilities, we hope to extend and deepen our partnership as technological requirements evolve over the coming years.”
The company states that its software provides the ability to implement sophisticated technological improvements, including real-time 3D effects, into HMI to meet the ever-evolving demands of the automotive industry and brand differentiation. Qt was also leveraged across entire design workflow to close the gap between developers and designers, allowing for faster and easier development lifecycles.
“The design department works with Qt for the development of our in-vehicle HMI systems”, said Laurent Nicolas, senior UX expert at Stellantis. “Qt allows us to prototype, test, iterate and deliver our HMIs very quickly thanks to cross-platforms support and advanced user interface. Qt Design Studio and latest UI rendering solutions help designers, ergonomists and engineers create rich and tailored UI according to each brand-specific UX markers.”