Autonomous Driving

Sep 6, 2019 | Trends

Autonomous driving has become the mainstream throughout all sectors in the automotive industry. Drivers will be gradually freed from concentrating on driving and spend their freed-up time for other in-car activities. Drivers and passengers seek to benefit from autonomous driving to have more enjoyable driving experience. At the same time, they expect their car to be safely protected from all software security threats.

Increased Interaction Between Car And Passenger

Drivers desire new in-car experiences beyond driving experience. Advances in autonomous driving allows drivers to save their driving time more and more, and this implies more interactions between passengers and their cars are expected. Carmakers can differentiate their services by creating unprecedented customer experiences that make humans and vehicles interact and communicate using HMI (Human Machine Interface) technology. Such changes create expectations to have new communication channels that facilitate better interaction between passengers and vehicles and give more precise and synthesized response to user input.

Conniro enables carmakers to offer sophisticated in-car experiences to their customers. The solution offers an AR (Augmented Reality) based navigation service to deliver precise and safe driving experience. The DMS (Driver Monitoring System) / IMS (Interior Monitoring System) features provide AI based driver assistance services by monitoring driver attention and occupant behavior to assist drivers and passengers with safe and comfortable driving. The Multimodal Interface presents various methods for occupants to interact with the car through simple input methods and in a convenient manner, allowing for flexibility and ease of use. Additionally, Multimodal Biometrics in webOS Auto ensure secure sign-in and seamless authentication to increase security level.

Passenger Infotainment

The more time saved for passengers, the more interactive and entertaining experience sought after. Having a powerful infotainment system that passengers conveniently enjoy media content services adds additional competency. Drivers will be in need of easy input mechanism and seamless experience in a way that their manipulation doesn’t distract them from driving or using media content service. Therefore, multimodality such as voice assistance or gesture awareness becomes highly essential in infotainment system, and seamless UX transition that satisfies user experience is also desirable.

webOS Auto offers an infotainment system that is well suited to vehicles powered with autonomous driving. webOS Auto can satisfy all the passengers on board and maximize their infotainment experience; its multi-display support enables each passenger to use their own display and use media content service that webOS has established in its ecosystem. webOS Auto provides AI based assistant applications with voice and gesture recognition capabilities. Along with existing agents such as MS Cortana, Amazon Alexa, and Google Assistant, webOS Auto has integrated AI ThinQ®, LG’s voice agent, to give additional flexibility in using AI voice service. A user-centric and seamless UX design of the platform improves satisfaction of user experience by enabling passengers to handily interact with the car through the multimodal interface and smoothly transit between different UX surfaces.

System Security In Place

As the vehicle automation evolves, increasing number of complex modules are incorporated to the car. The complexity of the vehicle software system is ever increasing: operating a system that collects and processes massive amount of data coming from driving-related sensors; offering an infotainment system that offers rich media content services; managing an HMI interaction system. Carmakers can make them stand out by offering a sophisticated system with complex solutions and maintaining system safety that delivers a higher level of experience to customers.

TestPresso helps carmakers build an automotive-grade testing environment that gives accurate results and reduces testing time. Thanks to its Python-based design and wide range of platform support, carmakers can easily adopt TestPresso in their development environment with minimum effort; developers can also write testing scripts with reduced learning curve. Hardware and software integration testing capability can help improve the system’s reliability in the actual driving condition and reduce time to apply the system into the actual running environment, reducing both development cost and testing time.

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