Piëch Automotive has formed a development partnership with Berlin-based tech company Incari to jointly set new standards in the development of a maximally user-friendly human-machine interface (HMI), with Incari developing the digital cockpit and the entire HMI for the Piëch GT in a record time of just six months.
The Piëch GT aims to exploit all of this potential: “The user experience is a key factor in the success of our vehicle. From a business perspective, however, I would also like to emphasize the revolutionary character of our efficient and high-performance development concept. The partnership with Incari has enabled us to accomplish what the vast majority of manufacturers – especially the very large and established ones – have failed to achieve until now: smart, a software-based collaboration between designers and engineers at a very early stage,” says Toni Piëch, co-founder and CEO of Piëch Automotive.
“The Piëch GT digital cockpit is impressive in every respect; it marks a new benchmark in the industry. But we are equally proud of the process. The extremely fast, lean and efficient development of the entire HMI system has confirmed all the advantages of our software solution,” says Osman Dumbuya, Founder and CEO of Incari. “Incari Studio is revolutionizing the HMI development process in the automotive industry.”
“Using the conventional development methods, changing the design of just one element often takes up to 14 days and involves a five-figure sum. With Incari Studio, changes can be made in a matter of minutes,” says Dumbuya. “Without the use of Incari Studio, a development like the HMI for the Piëch GT would have tied up about ten experts from a wide variety of fields for over twelve months. With our software, the Piëch GT project was completed by three creatives in just six months.”
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For the HMI development of the Piëch GT, Berlin-based tech company Incari relied on its in-house solution Incari Studio. Incari Studio is a software platform with an intuitive visual user interface. It makes it possible to design complex interfaces in 3-D without programming knowledge.
Incari also offers a common software environment for developers and designers as early as the prototyping phase. This creates flexibility and saves time.