DENSO Corporation and Qualcomm Technologies recently announced the companies’ joint efforts in developing next-generation cockpit systems.
With the amount of information provided by a vehicle to the driver has increasing due to advanced driver assistance functions using cameras and sensors, as well as various entertainment functions, the companies believe that vehicle-driver communication, human-machine interfaces (HMI) play a key role in providing updates to drivers swiftly, effectively and safely, and in a way that does not cause distraction.
To enhance this critical information exchange, DENSO aims to develop next-generation integrated cockpit systems harnessing Qualcomm Technologies’ information and communication technologies, including cutting-edge semiconductors and software solutions developed for smartphones and its expertise in in-vehicle requirements, functional safety, quality, and security technologies for HMI products.
Working with Qualcomm Technologies, DENSO will also develop an architecture for systems based on its Harmony Core integrated cockpit system –an integrated cockpit system uses a single microcomputer to coordinate and control HMI products running different OSs –that can coordinate with external cloud services and new HMI products, which enables car connectivity and advanced safety features like driver status monitoring, driver and passenger authentication, and improved display operability.
DENSO aims to improve the user-friendliness of integrated cockpit systems and in-vehicle infotainment products and develop in-vehicle solution technologies for these systems by utilizing the technologies and know-how refined in the development of products.
Source: Press Release