(PRWEB) July 01, 2013
Launched late last year, R-Link is Europe’s first major IVI system based on Android. Being tablet-like in function and appearance, it is also an example of consumer electronics shaping the in-vehicle connected experience. Emmanuel Bonbon, general manager for ADAS, telematics and multimedia, Renault spoke to Telematics Update about some of the many cost and user experience considerations that went into designing R-Link, bringing to light how important the Human Machine Interface has become for the connected car market.
Bonbon shared his thoughts on the success of R-Link. “When we embarked on this project, we said we must have the best at the lowest price. It means to have an open and flexible software architecture that we can afford – Android, in our case – and hardware that is tried and tested. Having the latest technology does not always mean that it’s the best technology for the job at hand.”
“When you see people using the R-Link system, they are saying, ‘Wow, it‘s great!’ They don’t pay attention to the underlying technology. To them, it’s not a question of 2G or 3G. It’s, ‘Hey, I have 50 apps to choose from.”
However, not all automakers, hardware and software providers have developed a best practice for creating a seamless in-vehicle user experience. Telematics Update has recently launched The Automotive HMI Report 2013 (105 pages) to provide a guide for those looking for a market overview, or use HMI to differentiate their brand from competitors. Topics include:
There is a complimentary report extract available to download via the website: http://www.telematicsupdate.com/human-machine-interface-report/index3.php
The complete report is now available to purchase and there is a $1,000 discount available on full report price until Friday 12th July.
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