In our free, 60-minute webinar, Continental’s Christof Menzenbach, Stefan Wagener, and Jochen Möller discussed how high-performance computers (HPCs) are enabling a superior user experience (UX) for the vehicle of the future. More than 400 UX-thrilled people signed up for the live session to get a glimpse into HMI innovations that will shape the future cockpit.
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It might be the most significant shift in the car world that most drivers never thought or even heard about: the introduction of centralized high-performance computers, or HPCs for short. HPCs stand for a fundamental redesign of the vehicle E/E-architecture and allow for the integration of multiple function domains into few in-vehicle servers. This approach offers a number of benefits such as easier updateability & upgradability, faster time-to-market, ... - and a whole new UX. Why is that?
As part of Continental's HPC familiy, the Cockpit HPC is bridging the gap from today's distributed to an integrated and centralized vehicle architecture in the future.
This powerful cockpit domain controller manages all input and output devices of a vehicle centrally on one single electronic control unit (ECU), offering new opportunities to create a unique and consistent UX design throughout the entire car.
As a scalable system with potentially enormous computing power, the Cockpit HPC is a key enabler for innovations that will shape the future in-vehicle user experience.
The technological basis of the Cockpit HPC is a sophisticated software architecture in combination with a powerful state-of-the-art hardware platform, engineered by our greatest minds. By that, it offers maxium performance, maximum flexibility and maximum "Wow!".
The change of the vehicle architecture and the growing amount of functionalities on HPC's also requires new ways of collaboration between specialized companies to create a perfect solution. One example is our strategic cooperation with the Pioneer Corporation. Jointly, we are creating a Cockpit HPC variant that is specifically aimed at the Asian market. Continental integrates Pioneer's entire infotainment subdomain into the Cockpit HPC which clearly demonstrates the flexibility of this powerful platform.