Tata Elxsi partners DiSTI to develop e-cockpit demonstrator

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 13 Mar 2017

The DiSTI Corporation, a leading provider of graphical user interface software and customised 3D virtual maintenance training solutions, has announced a strategic partnership with Tata Elxsi to deliver DiSTI’s GL Studio UI products with Tata Elxsi software services. Tata Elxsi developed the company’s e-cockpit demonstrator using DiSTI’s GL Studio UI Designer.

DiSTI and Tata Elxsi will showcase the e-Cockpit demonstration at Embedded World 2017 in Germany on March 14-16 in Hall 4, Booth 4-131.

Showcased during CES 2017 in January, Tata Elxsi adopted GL Studio for its e-Cockpit demonstrator for the development of the infotainment cluster and HUD. Throughout the development process, DiSTI provided UI support for the GL Studio UI Designer. The hardware used for the demonstrator is the Renesas R-Car H3 Salvatore-X board.

The demonstrator highlights both how GL Studio can seamlessly handle high performance graphics across multiple displays on a single embedded target, as well as the quality design and software implementation capabilities of Tata Elxsi.

“This partnership highlights the versatility of the GL Studio software suite and our commitment to our partners’ and customers’ success,” said Chris Giordano, DiSTI vice-resident, Automotive Division. “DiSTI is honored to collaborate with Tata Elxsi on this project, and we look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship with them.”

DiSTI’s GL Studio UI tools are claimed to be a comprehensive development suite for seamlessly creating cross platform 2D and 3D user interface content. GL Studio streamlines UI asset creation to implementation readiness in one platform without compromise. By consuming industry standard file formats such as Photoshop and 3ds Max into the GL Studio Designer, the graphics artist’s content directly drives the user experience and the UI designer workflow significantly reduces the time to market.

“With more and more driver assistance happening in automobiles through multiple displays, HMI and Graphics are going to play a major role and Tata Elxsi along with DiSTI are investigating futeristic ways of UX and UI implemenations in vehicles” said Tony K John, Global Head of Marketing, Partnerships & Alliances, Automotive Business Unit, Tata Elxsi




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