Neusoft Corporation selects Qt software for its next generation digital instruments
OEMs are looking to immersive human-machine interface (HMI) experience, which has led to the rise of the digital cockpit.
The screens, displays and user interfaces that comprise these instrument clusters play a crucial role in the driver experience.
But, the digital displays must meet stringent design and technical requirements to enable the driver to use them. This creates significant development challenges for OEMs.
OEMs must provide responsive graphics and reliable performance for their displays, and meet safety standards. They are also under pressure to meet rapid design-to-development production cycles.
China is the largest automotive marketplace in the world, and Neusoft sought to partner with a leading software provider to pursue the huge market opportunity in the region.
“The contradiction between a better human-machine interface (HMI) experience and shorter time-to-market and lower costs is a significant challenge, especially considering OEMs are paying more attention to the digital experience than before,” said Lingjun Meng, Vice President for Neusoft, and GM of Neusoft’s Automotive Business Unit. “We found Qt has made significant progress in the automotive industry in recent years.”
“We are delighted to see Neusoft selecting Qt as the primary digital instrument cluster technology for China’s automotive market,” said Juhapekka Niemi, executive vice president for The Qt Company.
“Qt is becoming the leading instrument cluster technology with highly advanced 2D and 3D features and integrated design tooling. Qt is suitable for low-end hardware solutions, as well as the very complex high-end hardware that supports the advanced features required in tomorrow’s digital cockpits.”
Due to its open source code, Qt’s technology provides Neusoft with much more control over the entire development process.
In addition, Qt is extremely flexible, as it enables users to write code once and run it on any platform. By partnering with Qt, Neusoft gains access to Qt’s global community of developers.
Founded in 1991, Neusoft is he first listed software company in China. Neusoft’s infotainment software is used by 80% of global Top 30 vehicle brands, in more more than 60 countries.