October 21, 2013

Elektrobit Corporation Unveils Latest HMI Platform with HTML5 Support

HTML5 is one of the latest innovations in the Web designed to enhance Internet experience of users. With Internet of Things (IoT) gaining relevance in almost all industry verticals including communications, utilities, automobile, surveillance, and more, technologies like HTML5 have become a standard in delivering applications.

In one of the significant developments enabling a better IoT applications development, Elektrobit (NewsAlert) Corporation (EB), a provider of embedded software and hardware for wireless and automotive industries, announced the latest version of Elektrobit’s human machine interface (HMI) platform, EB GUIDE.

EB GUIDE is an integrated HMI software platform and has been used by major global carmakers and suppliers across markets and carlines since 2005, the company said.

The new EB GUIDE provides users with a variety of advanced features, including 3D content import, graphical animations and effects and speech recognition for dynamic data, as well as multi-touch and touch-gesture recognition for smart phone-like user interaction.

With HTML5 support, the solution enables automotive industry to bring Web-based applications into the car. Carmakers and suppliers can also create multi-modal HMIs enriched with HTML5 app-like content.

A new feature of EB GUIDE 5.5 is an inter-process framework (IPC (NewsAlert)) that integrates an HTML5 sandbox or any similar technology. The HTML5 integration is based on the EB GUIDE Graphic Target Framework (GTF) and an HTML5 enabled browser engine which is displayed in the core HMI via a HTML5 widget.

Another new feature of EB GUIDE is a DirectXRenderer, which enables EB GUIDE GTF on Microsoft (News Alert) Windows 8 RT. Version 5.5 also allows dynamic vocabulary to adapt speech recognition to real-life data like MP3 lists, address books or radio stations.

“The auto industry is working to provide drivers with the same seamless experience they’ve come to expect from their smart phones and other consumer electronics products,” said Martin Schleicher, EB’s vice president of Infotainment Products and Strategy.  

“With EB GUIDE, carmakers are able to integrate the latest consumer applications into their vehicles while taking into account driver distraction. The result is a safe, convenient and superior driving experience,” said Schleicher.

Edited by Rachel Ramsey


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