Tonight at 8:00 pm, in Laguna Beach, Karma will reveal the Karma Revero. Earlier today, Rightware Kanzi revealed that its software was used in the developed of two HMI user interfaces in the cars. The electric sports car is powered by solar energy from solar panels on the roof.
The Karma Revero features a digital cockpit experience created with Rightware Kanzi. The digital cockpit has two distinct interconnected HMIs–a fully digital instrument cluster and an infotainment system. The two HMIs share data seamlessly.
The digital instrument cluster in the Karma Revero is configurable to suit the driver’s preferences. Its centerpiece is a digital speedometer with integrated infotainment and map content. The digital instrument cluster is integrated with the Revero’s high-resolution infotainment system, with a screen that updates at 60 frames per second.
The infotainment system provides a highly responsive and engaging user experience with integrated access to HVAC and Infotainment functions, making them easily accessible with just a few touches. Kanzis small memory and storage footprint allows Karma to update the user interface software using Over-the-Air (OTA) updates.
One of the main reasons Karma Automotive chose Kanzi for the new Karma Revero was the ability of Kanzi to enable rapid UI prototyping and a seamless transition from design to production.
Karma needed a UI solution that would enable them to rapidly create a new, stunning and visually distinctive digital user experience for their newest vehicle without compromising on quality. With the scalable and extendable Kanzi platform, Karma Automotive created two high quality HMIs in mere months and was able to meet development time targets. Kanzi enabled Karma’s core UI team to work in a lean and agile way with continuous design iterations, allowing design changes to be quickly tested on real hardware. Several plug-ins provided by Kanzi helped Karma to establish full connectivity with car electronics from the beginning of the design process, which accelerated development considerably.Rightware provide advanced user interface technology, serving the automotive industry and other embedded industries with its Kanzi software product family for rapid user interface design and deployment.
Karma Automotive (Karma) was formerly known as Fisker Automotive. Karma Automotive is a Southern California-based (Costa Mesa) manufacturer of world-class luxury hybrid cars designed to challenge habitual thinking about luxury.