A good automotive human-machine interface (HMI) design provides intuitive information delivery without distracting the driver. This goal is becoming more challenging as the complexities of in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) systems grow and there are more and more data to be processed and prioritized.
The primary goal of an automotive HMI is to simplify driver interaction with the vehicle and make controlling and obtaining information easy. It also must provide the driver with key vehicle information when necessary. These goals can be achieved through ergonomically placed function buttons, hands-free voice commands, split information screens that help prioritize information, intuitive control flows, and more. The HMI is also a differentiating factor that original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) can utilize to create a unique brand experience. With ever more data to integrate, a good HMI becomes ever more vital, and ever more challenging to achieve. Wind River® solutions can help.