Automotive Human-Machine Interfaces (HMIs)
Automotive Human-Machine Interfaces (HMIs) have evolved significantly over the past few decades. Initially, automotive HMIs were primarily composed of physical switches, buttons and dials that allowed drivers to control various functions within their vehicles. However, as technology advanced, touchscreens began to emerge as a more convenient and modern way to interact with a vehicle's systems.
Touchscreens offered a more intuitive interface that allowed drivers to easily access and control various functions by simply tapping or swiping on the screen. This made it easier for drivers to access and control functions such as navigation, audio, and climate control, as well as access various vehicle settings. Lately, touchscreens are complemented by “smart surface” elements – molded structures made by integrating printed electronics (IME) within durable, 3D injection-molded plastics. It enables adding sophisticated electronic functions to light, thin, three-dimensional parts, including surfaces with complex shapes and contours with pre-integrated lighting, which can reduce multi-part conventional electronics structures to a minimum.
As car interior developers, at NG Engineering we are always willing to update our knowledge of the latest technologies and manufacturing processes. In this way, we not only take care of the development of our specialists but also provide professional support to our clients.