An automotive, typically a car is one of the complex system that may have few tens of MCUs inside with a collective firmware spanning few millions of lines of code. Though most of the information are processed internally, still a significant amount of information has to be conveyed to the user. Such a system needs an informative display that is able to show as much data as possible.
While usually an analog instrument cluster is being used to show the information, with advent of low cost displays and powerful graphics, the digital instrument clusters for cars are becoming more common. Aftermarket digital dash are gaining a larger market share.
As much as it is necessary to show such data, it is important to show relevant information at a given time. For example, when the car is driven in reverse direction, the rear view camera image could be shown. Or if any door is opened, the corresponding information can be shown graphically. Loss of tyre pressures could be indicated on the car info graphic. Hence the car dashboard designs need to be innovative with loads of features.
The underlying library for such an usage needs to be highly powerful as well as flexible. Sparklet from Embien can be used for digital information system to provide the car dashboard UI as it has necessary features to meet the stringent automotive requirements. With design tools like Flint readily available the overall design cycle is reduced and could be developed in a matter of hours. It is possible to style the cluster based on the vehicle. Also based on the current driving mode of the driver - sporty, comfy, themes could be changed dynamically to reflect the mood of the driver. Or day and night modes. Primary information area could show standard information like RPM, Speed etc, optional secondary area could use advance visualization techniques to show other information like rear view camera, car diagnostic information etc. Multimedia and navigation information could also be integrated with the same seamlessly with Sparklet.
Our team with rich experience in the domain can support you in Car Dashboard UI Design as well as complete digital instrument clusters/aftermarket digital dash development. Interact through site page or over phone at +1 224 836 1572/+91-80563 33955.