Varroc signs MoU with Candera for next-generation TFT Instrument Clusters

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 09 Jun 2021

Varroc Engineering has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Candera, a HMI tool provider and development partner to integrate the Human Machine Interface (HMI) technology in Varroc’s Thin-Film-Transistor (TFT) Instrument Cluster. According to the MoU, Varroc will develop the hardware and base software of the product, while Candera will provide software solution for HMI.

This MoU will enable both the companies to respond to automotive application opportunities in India and the global markets with shorter lead time and cost optimised solutions. Varroc manufactures a wide-range of electrical and electronic components used in the automotive industry.

Electronic Instrument Clusters are undergoing a change in digital display, and increasingly are becoming similar to that of a mobile phone, transforming from a Black and White display screen to a TFT (Thin-Film-Transistor) Liquid-Crystal display. Varroc’s TFT Instrument Cluster offers complete customisation of interface and an array of other features such as Navigation, Day and Night modes, Bluetooth connectivity, AES encryption, and mobile phone synchronisation.

Founded in 2000 in Linz, Candera is a subsidiary of ArtSpark HD based in Tokyo and supports its customers with the CGI Studio tool environment as well as the provision of software services in HMI development, User Interface Design and embedded software.

Speaking on the partnership, Arjun Jain, Whole-time Director and the President - Electrical and Electronics Business Unit at Varroc, said “We are delighted to partner with Candera to comprehensively build out our capability set to deliver next-generation TFT Instrument Clusters that meet our customers evolving technology needs.”

Reinhard Furicht, CEO of Candera also highlighted the future prospects of the partnership with Varroc, “We have been collaborating with Varroc already successfully the past years. This MoU now takes our partnership to the next level and we’re looking forward to support our mutual, worldwide customers to be successful in their business by creating powerful HMI solutions together with Varroc’s TFT clusters.”

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