The dynamic cluster is one of the key technologies that will prosper as OEMs take on the challenge of updating the HMI (human-machine interface) look and feel for the next generation of vehicles. “With advanced safety and navigation systems becoming more popular and the clear demand to integrate smartphones, HMI will be one of the primary areas that manufacturers will be looking to in order to differentiate their products in the coming years,” says principal analyst, automotive technology, David Alexander. “Dynamic clusters will feature in all market segments. Our analysis indicates that the dynamic cluster installation rate in new vehicles is expected to grow from 2.5% in 2012 to 80% in 2020.”
General Motors has already previewed its new Cadillac CUE system, which will be introduced first on the 2013 XTS, followed by the rest of its model range. The dynamic cluster will allow the driver to choose from a variety of instrument layouts that simulate traditional dials. The 2013 Dodge Dart will also offer similar technology. It is important to note that unlike most new technologies, many new HMI features will be seen on high-volume models, not only the high-end luxury vehicles.
“There are many other new and enhanced HMI features that will be launched by all the major car companies over the next decade, including touchscreens, voice control, head-up displays, gesture recognition, and haptic feedback,” says vice president and group director, telematics and M2M, Dominique Bonte. “In the longer term, augmented reality is the goal that many are already working on.”
ABI Research’s “The Automotive Human-Machine Interface” study provides a summary and analysis of relevant global market and business trends; evaluations of the major types of automotive HMI already available, as well as coming to the market; and discussion of product announcements and activity by companies in this market. Volume forecasts and market penetration are provided globally, by region, through 2022.
The report forms part of ABI Research’s Automotive Technology Research Service.
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