Satish Patil, chief designer, Tata Elxsi, on the complexity of today’s connected cars and the HMI design challenges they present.
One thing that can be said with certainty about the latest connected cars is that they increasingly behave like electronic gadgets and that they are far more intricate machines with very complex functionality built into them.
There are three principle reasons driving these changes.
One is increasing safety requirements, which means a far higher number of performance and efficiency vehicle parameters need to be tracked in real-time and presented to the driver.
Industry insight: Telematics and the human-machine interface
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