Denso Corp. and BlackBerry Ltd. are launching an integrated digital cockpit system that allows multiple human machine interface (HMI) devices to share a single microcontroller.
Marketed by Denso as “Harmony Core,” the technology will debut this autumn in Subaru Corp.’s redesigned Legacy and outback models in the U.S. Applications by other carmakers worldwide will be added in coming months.
Co-developed by BlackBerry and Denso, the system uses BlackBerry QNX Hypervisor virtualization technology to enable integrated control of in-vehicle HMI systems. This can include instrument cluster, audio, infotainment and safety systems.
The software can support several HMI operating systems that previously required device-specific microcontrollers, the companies say. The integrated system coordinates the various HMI devices and ensures that displays and sounds are uniformly applied across systems.