Elektrobit adds Raspberry PI support to enhance HMI development

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 09 Jul 2020

Elektrobit (EB), a leading supplier of embedded and connected software products for the automotive industry, has announced new features and capabilities for EB GUIDE that will make developing advanced human-machine interfaces (HMIs) more convenient and accessible to a broader range of developers.

The company says users of Raspberry Pi, one of the most accessible and popular platforms for embedded systems development around the world, now can easily experiment with innovative HMI concepts by using the dedicated software development kit (SDK) for Raspberry Pi in EB GUIDE. The EB GUIDE GTF SDK for Raspberry Pi OS is made available free of charge as of today.

Bruno Grasset, head of Product Management User Experience, Elektrobit: "We are excited to make our unique HMI development tool suite even more capable and available to a broader group of designers and developers. There are more than 30 million Raspberry Pi devices in use around the world. Pairing our advanced software with the versatile, budget friendly Raspberry Pi development platform will accelerate innovation, allowing pros and students alike to easily create the world’s most advanced user interfaces."

The innovative EB GUIDE toolchain incorporates a complete suite of products that enables carmakers, automotive suppliers and software developers to design, test, and deploy advanced human-machine interfaces on any device including vehicle head units, head-up displays and instrument clusters. With a unique feature-set designed to optimise team collaboration, EB GUIDE is said to enable the world’s most sophisticated automotive interfaces. It enables advanced graphics, plus voice-, touch screen and gesture-based controls such as those in the Volkswagen ID. series vehicles and the Sony Vision S concept car shown at CES 2020. EB GUIDE has been used to develop the HMI systems in more than 50 million cars on the road.

Additional enhancements in the new release include updates to the user interface that will make it easier and faster to model complex HMIs. These include a new namespace structure, a new tag filtering system for easier handling of large amounts of data, the ability to export languages and skin settings, and improved access to tutorials, extensions and examples.

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