Parrot Faurecia Automotive has selected the Qt framework and tool chain as its next generation digital instrument cluster HMI technology.
Parrot’s Cockpit Server will be equipped with Qt based HMI for digital instrument cluster along with Android OS based IVI (in-vehicle infotainment).
Digital cockpits are rapidly becoming one of the most integral parts of the connected and autonomous vehicles of tomorrow. But they also present a software development challenge for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). To meet and overcome these digital cockpit development challenges, Parrot selected Qt’s cross-platform software development framework.
The Qt device creation framework and tool chain claims to allow fast iterative development from designers’ vision to target implementation. The company was also selected for the project because of its state of the art cluster capabilities, developer friendliness, rich functionality for multi-OS integration, as well as its broad usage among developer communities.
The Advanced Cockpit Server claims to be a full-fledged digital cockpit system running one of the latest version of Android and Qt with a complete feature set: analog & digital radio, navigation, hands-free telephony, voice recognition, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, connected services, multimedia content and a very wide range of apps. The Advanced Cockpit Server is open, scalable and can be easily upgraded wirelessly.
Source: Press Release