Introducing Audi’s new touchscreen-focused infotainment concept, the new Audi A8 is also the world’s first car with level 3 self-driving functionality, allowing drivers to take their hands off the steering wheel in heavy traffic on the freeway.
As the software running the internet of things gets more and more complex, it won’t even require hardware failure to render our future cars, refrigerators or toasters obsolete. Continue reading Obsolescence by Software
Simplistic Automotive UI. I streamlined the graphics development process for the instrument cluster and central infotainment unit.
There were Head-tracking VR-Devices before. But now, the time seems to be right for a breakthrough. While I’ll watch the race between the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Sony Playstation VR closely, I’ll already declare a winner: Playstation VR.
It may sound absurd, given the theoretical technical advantage of its competitors. Not only the higher display resolution but larger computing power of desktop machines compared to the Playstation 4 should make the Rift and Vive superior choices. But, like previous format wars have shown, consumers don’t necessarily make the technologically best choice. This doesn’t mean they necessarily make the worse choice either. But here’s the reason, why the Playstation VR will be the best choice for consumers.
The Award-Winning Virtual Cockpit and next-generation MMI Infotainment System will be available in the all-new Audi Q2 Compact-SUV arriving fall 2016.
Connecting the car’s built-in features like driver assistance and navigation, a myriad of online services (via the built-in SIM card) and the user’s smartphone, it’s easy to use, functional and good-looking.
Advances in user interface development enable the inception of whole new categories of products. It’s tempting to apply these smart innovations to other products, without an inherent need to do so from the user experience perspective.
As products become more short-lived, not only in terms of durability but also in terms of technological novelty, it’s easier to place a product on the market that incorporates the latest “fashion” trends, instead of a product that is, at its core, based on thorough user experience research and development.
The fact that something will “only take a couple of seconds” is no excuse for disrupting the user experience and when considering to ask users for a favor, developers should not only think about what it means for their users, but what it would mean if similar products employed the same functionality. Continue reading micro maintenance
After the TT, R8 and Q7, the all-new Audi A4 is the latest Audi model to be available with the Audi Virtual Cockpit and by far the one that is going to be produced in the greatest numbers at multiple Audi plants worldwide.
“90% of fortune 500 companies use [your app name here]” is another way of saying “500 companies are so big that they basically use everything. “