Automotive HMI Development: The future of in-car digital assistants

It’s estimated there are roughly 4.2 billion digital voice assistants  Around the world, there are more than 30,000 of these technologies being used. The technology is already being integrated into automobiles by automotive companies. Vehicle HMI developmentvoice control to perform an increasing amount of functions. The technology will mature and in-car digital assistants (ICAD) will expand in their abilities.

HMI Engineering will soon be able in-car to use digital assistants. This is the one. automotive HMI trendsThis will impact how car owners and drivers interact with the cars they drive. The players aren’t just car companies either; major non-industry developers are integrating their offerings into the automotive realm too.

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Voice control will be the center of attention

The most intuitive way of communicating is vocally – at least, for humans. It’s possible for AI-powered vehicle HMI systems to listen and comprehend not just instructions, but intentions as well. It’s the difference between instructing your car’s audio system to switch to a favorite artist compared to saying, “I’d like to listen to something more upbeat.”

The voice control feature of in-car assistants is now available for all aspects. It will only get more sophisticated over time. Voice control will allow you to set the temperature and sound, order food, place calls, or tell your car where to find a spot. Wolfgang Klein, Star company’s Design Director stated in a podcast, “When it just feels so natural to talk to their car, people expect that it’s just as smart as a human being.”

Gesture recognition

Digital assistants in cars will be able read non-verbal gestures and body language. It’s a system that automotive development servicesYou already have the technology in place for BMW, so you can expect similar tech for other brands. Your digital assistant will perform tasks quicker than you could if it were to be dictated by your commands.

Use intuition to guide you

Imagine yourself getting in the car, having the seat warmed up or cooled down, all your mirrors adjusted, your steering wheel appropriately positioned, and your favorite music player playing through the speakers. It’s already possible with memory settings, but even more intuitive controls can predict what you’d prefer. Some of these features could include recommending common locations on maps, setting cabin lighting or comfort according to body placement, as well as suggesting destinations.

Auto-scheduled charging and refueling

Picture that you’ve exited your car in the parking garage at the office with a quarter tank of fuel remaining. When your return, your car’s tank is full. This could also be true for electric vehicle charging. An in-car digital assistant could autonomously take your car to refuel and have it back before you’ve finished your meeting, since your location and calendar are already known. It’s convenient and time-saving – two things that drivers want from their cars.

Additional integration with non-automotive functionality

HMI software development is opening up new markets and will keep growing. You could have your in-car assistant suggest sending flowers to your mother for Mother’s Day while you are driving. Then, the computer will order them and place the order. It could communicate with your in-home digital assistant and pre-condition your home’s climate for your arrival ahead of time. Sharing UIs with other providers is an option as vehicle owners are more comfortable adopting this tech.

Nearly all new cars have digital assistants that were created by the developers of today’s Star company. With a focus on safety, convenience, and productivity, you’re bound to see new ideas come to life within your next vehicle.

Enterprise Podcast Network – EPN first published Automotive HMI Development: What the future holds for in-car digital assistants

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