Press Release: Rightware’s Kanzi UI Software Selected by Karma Automotive for Revero GT HMI design
Photo Caption: Karma Automotive used Kanzi UI (User Interface) software by Rightware to design the HMI (Human-Machine Interface) platform for its 2020 Revero GT and GTS luxury electric vehicles.
LAS VEGAS, Monday, January 6, 2020 – Rightware today at CES announced its Kanzi user interface software was selected by Karma Automotive, the Southern California-based high-tech mobility incubator and creator of luxury electric vehicles, to design the HMI (Human-Machine Interface) platform for its 2020 Revero GT and 2020 Revero GTS luxury electric vehicles.
This is the second time Karma has awarded its HMI business to Rightware, a Finish company that provides tools and services for development of advanced digital user interfaces. Karma Automotive first used the Kanzi software in 2015 to design the HMI for the original Karma Revero, revealed in 2016.
“We’re honored to be chosen again by Karma and to see Kanzi powering the leading-edge digital graphics and UI (User Interface) for the new Revero GT,” said Ville Ilves, CEO at Rightware. “Karma is not just a luxury automaker but also a technology leader. To be selected as the software of choice is a testament to the value Kanzi brings to the HMI design process.”
The Kanzi software family is used by designers to manage the entire automotive user experience (UX) process from HMI development to integrating content across multiple screens within the vehicle. The platform affords automakers and Tier 1 suppliers faster HMI development using smaller design teams with greater creative freedom in developing multi-display, connected cockpits.
“Karma’s partnership with Rightware resulted in an advanced HMI consistent with the Revero GT’s luxury and high-tech image, and helped our designers and engineers deliver industry-leading digital architecture and a connected vehicle technology experience,” said Shen Zhang, Karma’s Vice President of Electrical Engineering. “Partnerships with like-minded collaborators like Rightware are central to our business strategy because they help speed product development and access to technology – this is an example of one of our partnerships yielding results.”
Rightware’s Kanzi UI empowers designers globally by accelerating HMI development for more than 50 global automotive brands, enabling designers to implement their creative visions without coding while engineers deliver application logic and integrate data sources into the UI framework.
Karma’s North American retail partners are delivering the Revero GT to retail customers and will start delivering a performance-version of that car, the Revero GTS, during the first quarter of 2020.
Rightware® provides tools and services for development of advanced digital user interfaces to over 50 automotive brands. The Kanzi® philosophy is based on designer empowerment, prioritizing ease of use, rapid prototyping, workflow efficiency, high performance, and cross-platform support. As a ThunderSoft® company, our combined skills and assets allow us to deliver fully integrated HMI solutions, engineering support, and design services for automotive customers across the globe. Rightware is headquartered in Finland with a presence in the US, Germany, Italy, China, South Korea, and Japan. www.rightware.com
Southern California-based Karma is more than just a car company. Karma has emerged as a high-tech incubator offering innovators a perfect platform to prove their emerging technologies. Founded in 2014, Karma is opening its engineering, design, customization and manufacturing resources to other companies looking to speed product development, access new technology. The 2020 Revero GT is a luxury electric vehicle powered by dual electric motors that embodies Karma’s goals of offering leading automotive design, technology, customization and an outstanding customer experience. Every Revero is created with great individual care and world-class craftsmanship at the Karma Innovation and Customization Center in Moreno Valley, Calif. For more information, visit www.karmaautomotive.com, or www.karmanewsroom.com.
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