Diversified auto component manufacturer, Varroc Engineering Limited has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Candera GmbH to integrate the Human Machine Interface (HMI) technology in its Thin-Film-Transistor (TFT) instrument cluster.
As per the understanding, Varroc will develop the hardware and base software of the product, while Candera will provide software solution for HMI, a release issued by the company said.
The companies believe this MoU will enable them to respond to automotive application opportunities in India & the global markets with shorter lead time and cost optimised solutions.
Arjun Jain, Whole-time Director and President – Electrical and Electronics Business Unit, Varroc said the company looks to drive growth leveraging sustainable automotive trends such as the desire to be greener, safer, smarter, and more connected. “We are delighted to partner with Candera to comprehensively build out our capability set to deliver next-generation TFT instrument clusters that meet our customers evolving technology needs,” he said.
Speaking about his company’s existing cooperation with Varroc, Reinhard Füricht, CEO, Candera said with the new MoU, both partners are now looking to support their mutual, worldwide customers by creating powerful HMI solutions together with Varroc’s TFT clusters.
Addressing rapid changes
There have been rapid changes in the digital display of electronic instrument clusters. They are increasingly becoming similar to that of a mobile phone, transforming from a Black and White display screen to a TFT liquid-crystal display.
Varroc’s TFT instrument clusters offer complete customisation of interface and an array of other features such as navigation, day and night modes, Bluetooth connectivity, AES encryption, and mobile phone synchronisation, said the company.
Candera, on the other hand, is a leading HMI tool provider and development partner for worldwide automotive and industrial customers. It supports its customers with CGI Studio, a scalable and hardware independent HMI design software. The CGI Studio claims to be a user-friendly interface, and offers high-performance representation of 2D/3D display elements and animations. It also comes with ready-to-use HMI controls, an AI-assisted smart importer and integrated state machines. Founded in 2000 in Linz, Candera GmbH is a subsidiary of ArtSpark HD Inc. based in Tokyo, Japan.