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CGI Studio GmbH and Dimenco B.V. partner to drive the future of automotive HMI

Delivering immersive human-vehicle interactivity without wearables

Berlin, Germany – 29 December 2020 – CGI Studio GmbH and Dimenco B.V. have signed a partnership agreement to bring the best-in-class human-machine interface (HMI) to the automotive industry. Combining the start of the art in hardware and software, CGI’s Incari Studio HMI development platform integrates Dimenco’s Simulated Reality (SR) technology to enhance the visual experience in in-car display clusters. The joining of forces creates a user-centric solution designed to deliver immersive human-vehicle interactivity without wearables.

Traditional in-car display clusters lack real-time context information, e.g about traffic flows. This information can be of great value to drivers, however, which is why in-vehicle HMI developers are increasingly looking to context-driven solutions to increase driver experience, using head-up displays as means of presentation. For an optimal experience, the context information is presented real-time in three dimensions, crucially including a perception of depth. The new SR-enhanced Incari HMI development platform enables developers to turn regular data into realistic 3D graphics and create an immersive HMI solution without the need for a headset.

In delivering the optimal driver experience, the developers themselves benefit from the SR-enhanced Incari platform as well. Currently, they create their HMI solutions based on 2D designs, to which advanced 3D data is added. The resulting complexity makes their work highly error-prone. The new platform adds a true third dimension in design time, considerably simplifying the development process and improving design quality.

“Simulated Reality from Dimenco enables a new generation of immersive in-car display experiences that combines outstanding spatial computing with fully natural human visualization - it’s a vision of the future that just about anyone can understand,” Erik van der Tol, CPO at Dimenco.

Dimenco’s SR technology gives drivers a holographic experience of in-car displays. Leveraging a 3D design approach, Incari HMI development platform offers seamless support for SR output, allowing for a full 3D driver experience. The SR-enhanced development environment is currently in beta, will be available to customers in an upcoming release.

“Since we first experienced Dimenco’s SR technology, it’s been clear that they deliver a real value to the automotive industry,” says Alexander Grasse, CTO at CGI Studio GmbH. “By integrating the technology into the Incari HMI development platform, we give our customers access to new and advanced methods of HMI visualization. Together, we can help HMI designers and engineers leverage these new technologies for their upcoming HMI projects so that they get the best development experience from early design stages, up to series production.”

About CGI Studio GmbH

Based in Berlin, Germany, CGI Studio GmbH provides software solutions to the automotive industry, focusing on HMI development. Its Incari HMI development platform offers a completely new workflow for OEMs to build their own human-vehicle interfaces. Using Incari, automotive developers can create an innovative and customizable user experience for in-car infotainment.

About Dimenco B.V.

With origins in Royal Philips Electronics, Dimenco has been leading the spatial visualization market since 2010. The company, based in Veldhoven, the Netherlands, aims to push the boundaries to achieve the dream of simulated reality – one of the world’s biggest developments in 3D. Dimenco unites hardware, software and technology to deliver fast, rich and natural three-dimensional experiences – no wearables required. Its open approach to the possibilities of spatial computing will result in totally new ways of interacting with a display, exceeding industry expectations. Inspired by a future filled with holograms, Dimenco is taking simulated reality out of the realm of science fiction and turning it into fact.

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