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Ultraleap Tech Integrated into Incari to Enable Next-Gen In-Car HMI

Posted; November 25, 2020

25 November 2020 – Today CGI Studio GmbH announces the integration of Ultraleap’s hand tracking and mid-air haptics technologies into Incari, CGI Studio’s automotive HMI development platform. This collaboration signals the next step for the future of car Human Machine Interface (HMI) design and implementation.

The integration will allow new touchless interaction methods to be created in the platform and gives User Interface and Interaction Designers the possibility to define an even more comprehensive User Experience.

By supporting natural 3D interaction through advanced and reliable hand tracking combined with mid-air haptic feedback, the overall HMI development experience for the automotive industry will be enhanced. Developers will be able to create HMI solutions that deliver a premium experience to consumers.

The Incari HMI development platform is increasingly being adopted as an essential part of the vehicle development workflow. It allows for cross-department collaboration so that designers and engineers can work on the same basis in the HMI creation process.

UI and Interaction Designers are able to focus on content creation and quickly build a new HMI that is then compiled to a vehicle system where engineers can focus on implementation and logic development. The Incari HMI development platform streamlines the entire workflow of HMI production, allowing for an agile development process, eliminating redundant manual tasks and reducing effort spent.

Charlie Alexander, Ultraleap’s Director of Automotive Product, said: “Incari is an excellent development platform that’s at the forefront of automotive HMI design. By providing both the design solution and our technologies in the Incari platform, CGI Studio GmbH is well-positioned to drive the quality of car HMI forward with their OEM and supplier partners. We’re excited to see the exceptional HMI products that result from this collaboration in vehicles of the future.”

CGI Studio’s CTO and co-founder, Alexander Grasse, said: “Since we first experienced Ultraleap’s technologies, it's been clear that they deliver real value in automotive HMI. We are very pleased to have built Ultraleap’s technologies into our platform and to give our customers access to new and advanced methods of interaction. Together, we can help HMI designers and engineers leverage these new technologies for their upcoming HMI projects so that they get the best development experience from early design stages, up to series production.”

The Ultraleap integration for Incari Studio is currently in Beta release with a prototype running in a driving simulator. In the future, customers can access the integration via a plugin from Incari Studio. You can find out more about Ultraleap’s hand tracking and mid-air products and where to buy here.

Image credit: CGI Studio GmbH

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About Ultraleap
Ultraleap’s world-leading hand tracking and unrivalled mid-air haptic technologies allow you to engage with the digital world naturally - without touching surfaces. No touchscreens. No controllers. No keypads. From enhancing 2D screens to developing fully immersive 3D experiences, Ultraleap powers natural, safe and effortless digital interaction in the increasingly connected world.

Ultraleap employs more than 150 people across Europe, North America and Asia. It has become the first to offer the full vertical stack of software and hardware to enable spatial computing for the automotive, out of home, industrial, XR, entertainment and medical sectors.

About CGI Studio GmbH
CGI Studio GmbH is a German-based software provider focused on HMI software development and delivering solutions for the automotive industry. By leveraging the skills of the development team, CGI Studio create the required tools and technologies necessary for developing future based HMI systems in the automotive industry. The young yet experienced team of technicians and software developers created the HMI development platform Incari, a software solution for innovative and customizable HMI’s in the automotive industry. The Incari technology enables OEMs to develop their own UI/UX solutions in a new streamlined workflow.