Cars in today’s modern age are just as much about software and computing technology and they are about engines and cold hard metal. Dedicated software from companies like Honeywell help car manufacturers improve fuel economy, reduce material costs, improve the vehicle performance and increase safety.
Honeywell’s OnRamp design suite is one of several technology solutions on display at the Frankfurt International Motor Show (IAA) this week. The suite of software applications helps engine makers reduce development cycles while customizing the increasingly complex computer controls used in modern cars and trucks.
One of the new features being added to modern vehicles includes head-up displays, which use a type of augmented reality (AR) to enhance drivers awareness of the road and traffic environment during low-visibility conditions. The result being increased safety.
Chris Greentree, general manager of Honeywell Automotive Software said in a statement: “Our software offerings provide auto manufacturers the capability to solve complex powertrain challenges with easy-to-use desktop software. The OnRAMP suite of tools can use predictive software to replace physical sensors and also improve the driving experience for the end consumer.”
AR technology in cars has been in a constant state of development for several years and it will eventually filter down from the expensive models to the everyday family vehicle, as it always does.
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