Why discuss this topic now?
First look at the following timetable:
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As of October 2017, almost all major car companies in the world have announced plans for the transformation of electric vehicles, and Volvo has announced that it will only launch electric vehicles after 2019. my country has occupied the first place in the world's mass-produced electric vehicle production for three consecutive years.
Secondly, the 5G network is becoming more and more connected from the official commercial use (2020), and Huawei is the first to release commercial chips and terminals at the 2018 Mobile World Congress. The low-latency and high-access features of 5G communication are applied to electric vehicles, such as autonomous driving, AI-assisted applications, remote driving, system updates, and image transmission. Undoubtedly, it will bring an experience upgrade revolution to the car.
It is no less than the explosion cycle b2b data of smartphones brought by 4G networks.
Xiong'an 5G remote autonomous driving test completed, network latency within 6 milliseconds
(What is the concept of 6ms, a car moving 27.8 meters per second at a speed of 100 kilometers per hour, 6ms=0.006s, the error caused is 0.16 meters or 16 centimeters, which is only less than two centimeters longer than the iPhone X)
To ask which consumer technology market has changed and advanced over the past decade? The answer is definitely the phone. The touch screen provides a transformative user experience relative to the previous facelift. With advances in chips, touchscreen displays, and mobile networking technologies, mobile devices have become more affordable, enabling unprecedented mass adoption. In the near future, the popularity of electric vehicles will naturally change the human-machine interaction experience in cars, at the very least replacing physical buttons and knobs with pixels.
Although in-vehicle HMI has great potential, it has yet to see a subversive change in the automotive industry as the user experience of Apple's mobile phone surpasses that of Nokia's button phone.
With the investment and attention of Internet companies in smart electric vehicles, a new generation of smart car companies such as NIO, BYTON, LeTV, and Xiaopeng Motors have successively launched products. Recently, at the 2018 Geneva Auto Show, the traditional car company Porsche released the Mission-E new concept electric car (production in 19 years), at least slowly, you can feel the sincerity of the car companies for the new human-computer interaction experience change.
Let's take a look at the different experiences brought by the next generation of in-vehicle HMI
Tesla model X self-driving
BYTON interior view
Weilai NIO ES8
HUD information projection screen
Horizontal screen center control with large field of view
Dashboard eye detection movement
Gesture Stereo Sensing Control
Drones follow and perceive surrounding terrain
Definition of HMI
HMI is the abbreviation of Human Machine Interface, "human-machine interface", also called human-machine interface. Human-machine interface (also known as user interface or user interface) is a medium for interaction and information exchange between the system and users, which realizes the conversion between the internal form of information and the form acceptable to humans. Human-machine interfaces exist in all fields that participate in the exchange of human-machine information.
1. Full access to the car
For example, Tesla X, hardware, software and human-machine interface are all integrated in the car factory. Not only can the deep integration of multimedia systems be realized, but also the deep integration of in-vehicle diagnostics and control systems with the driver. Connecting to the Internet and providing API interfaces, you can customize applications and provide customized services for independent developers.