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Rightware Releases Kanzi 3.2.8 for Long Term Support

Feb 13, 2017

Rightware has released Kanzi 3.2.8, a Long Term Support (LTS) version of its innovative Kanzi user interface design and development software for automotive and other embedded applications. Created for deployment into automotive production vehicles, Long Term Support versions of Kanzi provide customers reliability and support throughout the automotive lifecycle.

Kanzi 3.2.8 contains several feature improvements and stability fixes, including enhanced Kanzi Studio plugin interface.

Check out Kanzi release history: http://www.rightware.com/kanzi-releases/

Get a trial of Kanzi today.

See how Kanzi works:

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Rightware Releases Kanzi 3.2.7 for Long Term Support

Jan 24, 2017

Rightware has released Kanzi 3.2.7, a Long Term Support (LTS) version of its innovative Kanzi user interface design and development software for automotive and other embedded applications. Created for deployment into automotive production vehicles, Long Term Support versions of Kanzi provide customers reliability and support throughout the automotive lifecycle.

Kanzi 3.2.7 contains stability fixes and following feature improvements:

  • Option to configure in Kanzi application whether to use EGL image API or glTexImage2D to deploy textures
  • Images usage in raw format with zlib compression in Kanzi application

Check out Kanzi release history: http://www.rightware.com/kanzi-releases/

Get a trial of Kanzi today.

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Rightware announces collaboration with HERE

 

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Integration of real-time location data and leading user interface tools

January 5, 2017, Las Vegas, NV

Rightware, the leading provider of user interface software for the automotive industry, and HERE, the leading global provider of location services, today announced a collaboration aimed at making it easier and faster for automotive developers to integrate real-time location data into beautifully-designed user interfaces.

In the collaboration, Rightware’s Kanzi UI software and HERE’s Open Location Platform are integrated to provide developers with a powerful toolset for designing seamless user interfaces that incorporate innovative location data. Rightware and HERE are demonstrating the collaboration to selected audiences at CES 2017 in Las Vegas.

The integration makes it possible for automotive developers to create and design user interfaces utilizing real-time location services as an integral part of the user interface. The HERE Open Location Platform’s cloud-based, API-driven architecture significantly reduces the development time of modern automotive applications and offers a rich data set where developers can choose the right data for each use case.

“Integration of HERE Open Location Platform with our Kanzi UI software

gives automotive developers the ability to use location data as an integral part of automotive user interfaces,” said Jonas Geust, CEO at Rightware. “This opens new possibilities for car manufacturers to provide modern connected car services where location-based data can be used to dramatically improve the digital user experience in future cars.”

“With access to a vast array of real-time location data from the cloud, the vehicle will offer rich possibilities for new, personalized and differentiated experiences,” said Nicholas Goubert, VP of Product at HERE. “With the Open Location Platform, we are striving to make it easier for innovative partners such as Rightware to access that location data and do cools things with it. Our collaboration also shows what can be created in just a short space of time.”

About Rightware

Rightware® is the market leader in advanced user interface technology, serving the automotive industry and other embedded industries with its Kanzi® software product family for rapid user interface design and deployment. Featured on Deloitte’s “Fast 50” list of most rapidly growing tech companies in 2016, Rightware is headquartered in Helsinki, Finland with a presence in Silicon Valley, Detroit, Seoul, Tokyo, Shanghai, Turin, London and Munich.

 

About HERE

HERE, the Open Location Platform company, enables people, enterprises and cities to harness the power of location. By making sense of the world through the lens of location we empower our customers to achieve better outcomes – from helping a city manage its infrastructure or an enterprise optimize its assets to guiding drivers to their destination safely. To learn more about HERE, including our new generation of cloud-based location platform services, visit http://360.here.com and www.here.com

 

 

Rightware Releases Kanzi 3.2.6 for Long Term Support

Dec 22, 2016

Rightware has released Kanzi 3.2.6, a Long Term Support (LTS) version of its innovative Kanzi user interface design and development software for automotive and other embedded applications. Created for deployment into automotive production vehicles, Long Term Support versions of Kanzi provide customers reliability and support throughout the automotive lifecycle.

Kanzi 3.2.6 contains stability fixes and following new content in Kanzi documentation:

  • An example which shows how to control the deployment of GPU resources in Kanzi application
  • An example which demonstrates switching between prefabs

Check out Kanzi release history: http://www.rightware.com/kanzi-releases/

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Thundersoft’s acquisition of Rightware strengthens their leading positions in the fast-growing market for connected car software

PRESS RELEASE

Helsinki and Beijing, 19 December 2016. Rightware, the leading provider of automotive user interface software, today announced its acquisition by Thundersoft, the world’s leading provider of operating systems and smart device platform technology. The arrangement supports the continued development of both companies — by creating a growth platform to help secure the top position in the rapidly expanding automotive software industry, while creating more complete solutions for customers. Rightware will remain an independent company with its current management and continued investments in the automotive business and Finland. The deal is worth 64 million Euros (471M RMB; 68M USD) and is expected to be closed in early 2017.

Rightware was founded in 2009, and the company’s flagship product, Kanzi, is used by over 20 global automotive brands. Kanzi enables the creation of digital instrument clusters and infotainment systems that enhance automotive brands and the overall driving experience. Thundersoft, founded in 2008 and listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange, provides operating system technology and services globally for the mobile, automotive and IoT markets. This arrangement advances Rightware to the next chapter in its growth and strengthens its presence in the global automotive software and connected car market.

“Kanzi is expected to power over 25 million cars by 2022. With Thundersoft, we can expand this footprint further and support our customers even better. At Rightware, we take great pride in creating software that shapes the experiences of millions of drivers across the globe. We see that the specialisation within the global automotive industry software will continue. This creates a huge possibility for us to position Kanzi as the industry standard software solution. The arrangement further strengthens our presence in the growing Asian automotive market and complements our strong footprint in the European and American automotive markets. Thundersoft is already an established software player in the automotive industry and the perfect fit for Rightware. Thundersoft’s investment in Rightware perfectly demonstrates how Finland can breed unique knowhow, solutions and technology for global markets, as well as attract global investments”, says Jonas Geust, CEO of Rightware.

With its first overseas acquisition, Thundersoft enters the European market and further expands its platform technology and services within the automotive industry. “The automotive market is one of the fastest growing segments for Thundersoft, and we are providing in-vehicle infotainment and cluster OS solutions to our customers worldwide. Cars are getting smarter — with rich applications and fully optimized OS solutions. Rightware has the best user experience design technology, which will be featured in more connected cars in the market. In combination with Rightware’s unique technology, design knowhow and world-class talent, we can bring more value to our customers and transform the automotive industry with our innovations”, says Larry Geng, CEO of Thundersoft.

Rightware remains an independent company through its existing brand, products and focus on the automotive industry. The current Rightware management will remain and re-invest in the company. Rightware currently employs around 50 professionals and has a 12-month plan to recruit 20 new experts, approximately half of which are expected to be recruited in Finland.

Rightware’s existing shareholders include Finnish Industry Investment Ltd, Inventure Fund Ky, Nexit Ventures, the current management and the company founders. The deal is worth 64 million Euros and is expected to be closed in early 2017. Rightware has grown rapidly in recent years. Its turnover for 2016 is expected to reach around 7 million Euros, with profitability being reached by the end of the year.

Additional information:

Jonas Geust
Chief Executive Officer, Rightware
+358-40-5022717
jonas.geust@rightware.com
Olivia Bai
Marketing Director, Thundersoft
+86-13910020767
baijie@thundersoft.com

Rightware pictures:
http://www.rightware.com/kanzi
http://www.rightware.com/kanzi/benefits

Thundersoft fact sheet:

http://www.rightware.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Thundersoft_fact-sheet.pdf

 

About Rightware

Rightware® is the market leader in advanced user interface technology, serving the automotive industry and other embedded industries with its Kanzi® software product family for rapid user interface design and deployment. Featured on Deloitte’s “Fast 50” list of most rapidly growing tech companies in 2015, Rightware is headquartered in Helsinki, Finland with a presence in Silicon Valley, Detroit, Seoul, Tokyo, Shanghai, London and Munich.

www.rightware.com

 

About Thundersoft

Headquartered in Beijing and listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (300496.SZ), Thundersoft is a world-leading provider of mobile operating system and smart device solutions. The company delivers solutions and services to markets (including smartphone, tablet, IoT, automotive and enterprise markets) with full-stack engineering resources covering software and hardware. Thundersoft offers expertise in operating systems (Android, Linux, Windows and others), a broad software and algorithm technology portfolio, strategic partnerships with key semiconductor vendors and its global support network. These assets make Thundersoft a valuable and trusted partner for worldwide customers aiming to build innovative and high-quality smart devices that can be launched into the market after short development times. Thundersoft has seven R&D centres in China, with a global presence in Japan, South Korea and the U.S. Learn more at www.thundersoft.com.

Thundersoft is a registered trademark of Thunder Software Technology Co., Ltd. in China and elsewhere.

Rightware Releases Kanzi 3.2.5 for Long Term Support

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October 10, 2016

Rightware has released Kanzi 3.2.5, a Long Term Support (LTS) version of its innovative Kanzi user interface design and development software for automotive and other embedded applications. Created for deployment into automotive production vehicles, Long Term Support versions of Kanzi provide customers reliability and support throughout the automotive lifecycle.

Kanzi 3.2.5 contains several feature improvements and stability fixes. (Release history)

Get a trial of Kanzi today.

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Rightware Kanzi Powers the Digital Cockpit and Infotainment System in the Karma Revero

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PRESS RELEASE:
RIGHTWARE KANZI® POWERS THE DIGITAL COCKPIT AND INFOTAINMENT SYSTEM 
IN THE NEW KARMA REVERO

Palo Alto, CA, September 8, 2016
California-based Karma Automotive has launched its new high-end, luxury plug-in hybrid, the Karma Revero, with a digital cockpit created using Kanzi® user interface software from Rightware, the leading provider of automotive Human-Machine Interface (HMI) software solutions. The innovative new vehicle has a digital cockpit consisting of two integrated HMIs—a fully digital instrument cluster and a high-resolution infotainment system—enhancing the look and feel of Karma’s highly distinctive brand.

Karma Automotive (Karma), formerly known as Fisker Automotive, is a pioneer in high-end, luxury hybrid cars. Karma has revealed its latest creation, the Karma Revero, which features a digital cockpit experience created with Rightware Kanzi. The digital cockpit consists of two distinct but integrated and interconnected HMIsa fully digital instrument cluster and an infotainment system. The two HMIs share data seamlessly, creating a cohesive brand and user experience for the driver.

“Our vision at Karma Automotive is to inspire. We strive for timeless designs and use the latest and best technology in order to create a distinct experience that forms an emotional connection between the driver and the brand. The digital cluster and infotainment system play a major role in creating this connection. Kanzi enabled us to rapidly create a stunning and distinctive digital user experience that reflects our unique brand identity and take the Karma driving experience to another level”, says David Witt, UX + HMI Design Manager from Karma Automotive.

The digital instrument cluster in the Karma Revero is configurable to suit the driver’s preferences. Its centerpiece is a digital speedometer with integrated infotainment and map content. The digital instrument cluster is integrated with the Revero’s high-resolution infotainment system, with a screen that updates at a vibrant 60 frames per second. The infotainment system provides a highly responsive and engaging user experience with integrated access to HVAC and Infotainment functions, making them easily accessible with just a few touches. Continuous innovation is important to Karma, and thanks to Kanzi’s small memory and storage footprint, Karma will be able to quickly and effortlessly update the user interface software using Over-the-Air (OTA) updates.

“We are extremely happy to be co-operating with Karma Automotive, one of the forerunners in the high-end, hybrid luxury car segment. In addition to having an innovative approach to merging technology and design, Karma Automotive also truly understands and appreciates the high value and opportunity for differentiation offered by infotainment systems, both for the brand and the driving experience”, says Ville Ilves, President at Rightware.

Rapid UI development made possible by Kanzi

One of the main reasons Karma Automotive chose Kanzi for the new Karma Revero was the ability of Kanzi to enable rapid UI prototyping and a seamless transition from design to production. Karma needed a UI solution that would enable them to rapidly create a new, stunning and visually distinctive digital user experience for their newest vehicle without compromising on quality. With the scalable and extendable Kanzi platform, Karma Automotive created two high quality HMIs in mere months and was able to meet development time targets. Kanzi enabled Karma’s core UI team to work in a lean and agile way with continuous design iterations, allowing design changes to be quickly tested on real hardware. Several plug-ins provided by Kanzi helped Karma to establish full connectivity with car electronics from the beginning of the design process, which accelerated development considerably.

Additional information

Ville Ilves
President, Rightware Inc.
+1 408 502 1017
ville.ilves@rightware.com

 About Rightware

Rightware® is the market leader in advanced user interface technology, serving the automotive industry and other embedded industries with its Kanzi® software product family for rapid user interface design and deployment. Rightware’s customers are over 20 car manufacturers including Audi, VW Group, Nissan and Karma Automotive. Rightware is headquartered in Helsinki, Finland with a presence in Silicon Valley, Detroit, Seoul, Tokyo, Shanghai, London, Nice, Turin and Munich.

www.rightware.com

 

Rightware Releases Kanzi 3.4

 

July 21, 2016

Rightware has released Kanzi 3.4, a feature release of its leading UI design and development tool for automotive and other embedded markets.

The new release includes:

  • Support for the OpenGL ES 3.0 API, enabling e.g.:
    • HDR images and lighting, Tone Mapping, Depth-of-Field, Floating Point Render Targets
  • Factory Content Pack including new instrument cluster gauges, car models and infotainment widgets
  • Support for Kanzi Lite: Kanzi for Microcontrollers
  • Productivity Enhancements for Pages, State Transitions and more
  • Bug Fixes and Feature Enhancements

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Automotive industry leaders continue to join Kanzi Partner Program to define next-generation HMIs

The Kanzi ecosystem keeps expanding with the addition of LG Electronics, Wipro, HCL Technologies, Mentor Graphics, Neusoft and Heinekampdesign.

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June 8, 2016, Detroit, US. Rightware, a leading provider of user interface design software for the automotive industry, proudly announces the expansion of its Kanzi Partner Program with new members of leading automotive companies at TU-Automotive Detroit 2016. The Kanzi Partner Program is a global ecosystem of companies working together to create Human-Machine-Interfaces (HMIs) for future cars by fully utilizing Rightware’s Kanzi® UI software.

New members including LG Electronics, Wipro, HCL Technologies, Mentor Graphics®, Neusoft and Heinekampdesign have joined the Kanzi Partner Program (KPP) in order to strengthen their positions in the automotive industry and benefit from the Kanzi ecosystem. Each new member has been qualified as either a Kanzi Delivery Partner or Kanzi Technology Partner. The continued growth of the Kanzi Partner Program both illustrates and strengthens the position of Kanzi as a leader in the automotive UI software market.

Kanzi customers will benefit from the new partnerships by having access to an even wider range of Kanzi experts, including Tier 1 and Tier 2 companies, SoC and GPU vendors, operating system vendors, design studios and other automotive technology companies.

The demand for Kanzi technology continues to grow

Since the Kanzi Partner Program announced its founding members at CES 2016, an increasing number of automotive companies have applied for the program. As the momentum of the Kanzi Partner Program continues to grow, even more resources and knowledge will become available to automotive manufacturers. The Kanzi Partner Program helps manufacturers use Kanzi to deliver stunning user experiences in next-generation automotive HMIs such as digital instruments clusters, infotainment systems and head-up displays. Kanzi has already been chosen by more than 15 leading automotive OEMs and over 10 Tier 1 companies and is on pace to power more than 25 million cars by 2022.

Rightware is actively inviting more members to join the Kanzi Partner Program. Participation is free for all members and any necessary legal frameworks are being kept to an absolute minimum in order to make the participation as smooth and easy as possible.

For more information about the Kanzi Partner Program, please visit http://www.rightware.com/kpp/

Please contact us for further details:

Ville Ilves, President, Rightware Inc. (Head of KPP)

Phone: +1 408 502 1017

Email: ville.ilves@rightware.com

Ying Xiong, Marketing Manager (KPP Coordinator)

Phone: +358 44 0915 076

Email: ying.xiong@rightware.com

About Rightware

Rightware® is the market leader in advanced user interface technology, serving the automotive industry and other embedded industries with its Kanzi® software product family for rapid user interface design and deployment. Featured on Deloitte’s “Fast 50” list of fastest growing tech companies in 2015, Rightware is headquartered in Finland and has presence in US, Germany, UK, France, Italy, China, South Korea, and Japan. Learn more at: www.rightware.com

Rightware Releases Kanzi 3.2.3 for Long Term Support

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May 18, 2016

Rightware has released Kanzi 3.2.3, a Long Term Support (LTS) version of its innovative Kanzi user interface design and development software for automotive and other embedded applications. Created for deployment into automotive production vehicles, Long Term Support versions of Kanzi provide customers reliability and support throughout the automotive lifecycle.

Kanzi 3.2.3 contains several feature improvements and stability fixes, including support for:

  • Memory Mapped Loading – Reduce startup time
  • Binary Shaders – Reduce startup time by deploying precompiled graphics shaders
  • Glyph Cache Configuration – Optimize performance by adjusting the size of the Glyph Cache texture (used for storing text and font data)

For more information about Kanzi releases, Contact a Rightware Sales representative.

Get a trial of Kanzi today.

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Audi Brings Digital Cockpit to the A3 Family

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Audi has revealed the 2017 Facelift version of its A3 family of cars, including the Compact, Sedan, Sportback, Cabriolet, e-Tron and the S3 line of high performance versions. Audi A3 was the first vehicle to go into production with a digital UI created with Rightware Kanzi in 2012.

With the A4 Facelift Audi brings a variety of technological innovations already found in its higher segment vehicles to premium compact cars.

Digital innovations in the A3 family include:

  • Virtual Cockpit

Virtual Cockpit is Audi’s award-winning fully digital instrument cluster which replaces traditional gauges with a 12.3″ high-resolution digital display. Drivers can switch between views and configure the graphics to suit their driving preferences. On-screen elements such as gauges can be minimised to provide more space for e.g. maps or media.

  • Audi MMI

With a 7″ infotainment screen, Audi takes the lead in compact class infotainment. Audi’s MMI system with LTE connectivity provides the driver with Google Earth and Google Street View traffic information in real time as well as practical information on parking, destinations, news or the weather.

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Image: Virtual Cockpit and Audi MMI on the Audi S3 2017 Facelift

Created with Kanzi

Audi uses Rightware Kanzi for creating its Virtual Cockpit and MMI infotainment system user interfaces. With the flexibility provided by Kanzi, Audi has been able to rapidly deploy its digital user interface software across its product line. Virtual Cockpit is now available in the Audi TT, Q7, A4, R8, Q2 and A3 models, with more to follow.

Read more:

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Rightware Releases Kanzi 3.3

Rightware has released Kanzi 3.3, a significant update of its innovative User Interface design and creation software for the automotive and other embedded applications.

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The new release contains feature improvements, fixes and innovative new features.

 

Kanzi 3.3 – What’s New

New Features

  • Data SourcesStreamlining the HMI development workflow by enabling developers to create data source plugins for designers to use in Kanzi Studio. Read More in the Blog
  • MultisamplingImprove graphical fidelity by enabling MSAA (Multisample Anti-Aliasing) for any element in your user interface

Feature Improvements

  • Performance improvements including:
    • Optimized application loading time
    • Optimized memory allocation strategy in the message subsystem.
    • Optimized the layout performance of Text Block nodes.
  • Support for memory mapped loading for reducing the loading time of your Kanzi application
  • Custom actions and triggers can now be defined in Kanzi Engine plugins and used in Kanzi Studio projects.
  • Performance HUD now displays the render time for each frame, helping you recognize potential bottlenecks in your design
  • Render passes can be set to render to a specific mipmap level, enabling you to get different mipmap levels from different render passes by using just one texture. This enables the fast and easy creation of post-processing effects such as bloom
  • Support for binary shaders
  • Support for floating licenses

Also included…

  • Many new tutorials and best practice guides
  • Various bug fixes

Contact us for a free trial of Kanzi.


 

Previous Kanzi Releases:

Rightware releases Kanzi 3.2

Rightware releases Kanzi 3.1

Rightware Collaborates with Renesas Electronics

PRESS RELEASE: RIGHTWARE COLLABORATES WITH RENESAS ELECTRONICS ON HMI DEVELOPMENT SUPPORT FOR RENESAS’ R-CAR H3 SoC

Common Design Wins and Next-generation Demonstrators Driving Innovation

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Helsinki, February 16, 2016 – Rightware, the leading provider of user interface software for the automotive industry today announced its collaboration with Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723), a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, on a demonstration showcasing the capabilities of Renesas’ R-Car H3 System-on-a-Chip (SoC) and Rightware Kanzi®. The demo presents a high-fidelity configurable digital cluster with infotainment and ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) features and showcases the powerful graphics capabilities of the R-Car H3 system-on-chip (SoC) and Imagination Technology’s PowerVR™ GX6650 GPU.

Renesas and Rightware have already secured several automotive design wins for series production, where Rightware’s Kanzi® software is being used for developing Human-Machine Interfaces (HMI) that run on the Renesas R-Car platform.

Renesas has joined Rightware’s Kanzi Partner Program as a founding member. The program is a global ecosystem of companies working together to develop and define the future of digital HMIs utilizing Kanzi.

We are happy to announce the collaboration with Renesas. The R-Car product family is a great match for our Kanzi software, allowing our customers to design and develop HMIs with great performance and high-quality graphics. We look forward to several more series production wins together.” Said Jonas Geust, CEO at Rightware

We are pleased to cooperate with Rightware. Their Kanzi HMI demo running on our R-Car H3 SoC is a great showcase of the powerful graphical capabilities of the R-Car platform. We will continue to work with Rightware on future graphics technologies and look forward to more automotive design wins together.” said Masahiro Suzuki, Vice President, head of Automotive Information System Business Division at Renesas Electronics Corporation.

About Rightware
Rightware® is the market leader in advanced user interface technology, serving the automotive and other embedded industries with its Kanzi® software product family for rapid user interface design and deployment. Nominated on Deloitte’s “Fast 50” list of fastest growing tech companies in 2015, Rightware is headquartered in Helsinki, Finland with presence in Silicon Valley, Detroit, Seoul, Tokyo, Shanghai, London and Munich.
Learn more at: http://www.rightware.com

Rightware Kanzi Partner Program Announces Founding Members at CES 2016

Global Ecosystem of Companies Developing Digital Car User Interfaces of Tomorrow

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Las Vegas, January 6, 2016 – Rightware, the leading provider of user interface solutions for the automotive industry, announced today the founding members of its Kanzi Partner Program, a global ecosystem of companies working together to develop and define the future of digital Human-Machine Interfaces (HMI) by utilizing Rightware’s Kanzi® software.

Founding members of the Kanzi Partner Program include over 20 companies that cover the entire automotive HMI delivery value chain including leading Tier 1 and Tier 2 companies, SoC and GPU vendors, operating system vendors, design studios and other automotive technology companies. The program is a unique way of networking with other companies using Rightware’s Kanzi software. By connecting automotive industry leaders, the program has already created significant new business for its members.

Several Kanzi Partner Program members are showcasing Rightware Kanzi based technology at CES 2016, including:

Rightware and QNX Software Systems Limited, a subsidiary of BlackBerry Limited and a global leader in software platforms for connected embedded systems, today unveiled their latest collaboration: a next-generation digital instrument cluster for the QNX reference vehicle. Rightware created a high-fidelity digital instrument cluster with crosswalk notifications, forward collision warnings, local speed limits, and turn-by-turn navigation, running on the QNX® Neutrino® OS. For a demonstration of the vehicle, visit North Hall, Booth 325.

Global automotive supplier Visteon Corporation is showcasing various solutions built with Rightware Kanzi, including Visteon’s Domain Controller SmartCoreTM platform and a fully reconfigurable instrument cluster based on the LightscapeTM D platform.

OpenSynergy, a cutting edge company specializing in embedded automotive software solutions in the vehicle cockpit, will be demonstrating a solution called “Shared GPU” at CES 2016. The “Shared-GPU” feature allows graphic-intensive software applications running independently in separate virtualized Linux partitions, to share the Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) on the Freescale i.MX6 platform. Applications can access all functions provided by the OpenGL ES 2.0 API.

“Kanzi has become the leading HMI development tool for the automotive industry, and now we’re making it even easier for our customers to network with other companies in the Kanzi ecosystem. We’ve been overwhelmed with the global interest in our partner program and we are open for new members to join” said Ville Ilves, President of Rightware Inc. and Head of the Kanzi Partner Program.

The following companies are the founding members of Kanzi Partner Program:

Basemark
Cogent Embedded
Conjure
Desay SV
Espotel
Fake
Green Hills Software
GTSystem
Imagination
Intel
MTA SpA
Nordkapp
OpenSynergy
Pektron
Pocketsquare Design
QNX Software Systems
Renesas Electronics Corporation
Siili Solutions
Symbio
TeleComunication Systems, Inc. (TCS)
Texas Instruments (TI)
Tieto
Uedelhoven Studios
Visteon

 

For more information:

Ville Ilves, President, Rightware Inc. (Head of the Program)

Phone: +1 408 502 1017, email: ville.ilves(at)rightware.com

 

Ying Xiong, Marketing Manager (Program Coordinator)

Phone: +358 44 0915 076, email: ying.xiong(at)rightware.com

Rightware Showcases the Future of the Connected Car User Interface at CES 2016

Multi-screen digital cockpit concept shows automotive innovation

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Las Vegas, January 6, 2016 – Rightware, the leading provider of user interface creation software for the automotive industry, revealed today their vision of tomorrow’s connected car user interface. The concept, titled ”Triton – Connected HMI”, showcases how car manufacturers can rapidly develop multi-display user experiences with unified look and feel in the car. The concept shows how the user interface on several in-car displays such as instrument cluster, infotainment system, HUD and a personal mobile device can be seamlessly connected, with the driver having always-on access to their most important information.

The Triton – Connected HMI concept also showcases the value of off-board connectivity and devices, allowing a personalized in-car experience by using a mobile device as the authentication to AT&T Drive cloud platform, that delivers personal data and preferences to the onboard systems.

“The digital user experience in the car has become a key buying criteria for the consumer. With the number of screens increasing, OEMs need to make sure that the user experience is seamless across all screens in the car. Our Triton – Connected HMI concept showcases the development that you’ll see in the cars during next few years and demonstrates how innovation speed can be accelerated using the same design tools from rapid prototyping to mass production. Already more than 10 leading OEMs globally are using Kanzi for production projects.” Said Jonas Geust, CEO, Rightware

About Rightware

Rightware® is the market leader in advanced user interface technology, serving the automotive and other embedded industries with its Kanzi® software for rapid user interface design and deployment. Nominated on Deloitte’s “Fast 50” list of fastest growing tech companies in 2015, Rightware is headquartered in Helsinki, Finland with presence in Silicon Valley, Detroit, Seoul, Tokyo, Shanghai, London and Munich.

Learn more at: http://www.rightware.com

 

 

CONTACT:
Olli Laiho

Director, Product Marketing

Tel. +358 50 386 3444

Email: olli.laiho@rightware.com

 

Rightware Announces Kanzi Lite

 

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RIGHTWARE ANNOUNCES KANZI LITE FOR AUTOMOTIVE PLATFORMS
New extension allows car manufacturers to use a single HMI toolchain for all car segments

Las Vegas, January 3,  2016 – At CES 2016, Rightware has announced Kanzi Lite, an extension to its industry-leading Kanzi® HMI (Human-Machine Interface) design and development software. The new extension will enable car manufacturers and Tier 1s to use Kanzi as an HMI software platform for instrument clusters and infotainment screens in all car segments.

With the Kanzi Lite extension, Kanzi will support hardware from low-end microcontroller units (MCU’s) using proprietary graphics acceleration protocols to high-end System-on-a-Chips (SoCs) using standard graphics API’s such as OpenGL ES 2.0. Designers will be able to build HMIs for various car segments using the same designer-oriented Kanzi Studio tool, while engineers have access to the robust Kanzi Engine with its APIs and UI framework.

“Graphical user interfaces are now becoming defacto in all car segments. With the addition of Kanzi lite customers are now able to reduce time to market and increase reusability across their product lines.” Said Jonas Geust, CEO, Rightware

About Rightware

Rightware® is the market leader in advanced user interface technology, serving the automotive and other embedded industries with its Kanzi® software for rapid user interface design and deployment. Nominated on Deloitte’s “Fast 50” list of fastest growing tech companies in 2015, Rightware is headquartered in Helsinki, Finland with presence in Silicon Valley, Detroit, Seoul, Tokyo, Shanghai, London and Munich. Learn more at: http://www.rightware.com

CONTACT:
Olli Laiho, Director, Product Marketing
Tel. +358 50 386 3444
Email: olli.laiho@rightware.com

Rightware Releases Kanzi Performance Analyzer

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Independent Performance Analysis Toolkit for Automotive Platforms

By using Kanzi® Performance Analyzer car manufacturers and Tier 1s are able to objectively measure, analyze and compare the performance of automotive platforms.

  • Run tests based on realistic Human-Machine Interface (HMI) use cases
  • Receive insightful reports and analytics
  • Measure and improve your HMI design before going to production
  • Make the right platform choice for your next automotive project.

Kanzi Performance Analyzer can be run on all leading automotive hardware and software platforms, for a true apples-to-apples comparison of capabilities. Examples of supported platforms:

  • SW: QNX Neutrino, Green Hills Software INTEGRITY, Linux variants, Windows, Android
  • HW:Renesas R-Car family, NXP i.MX 6 family, Texas Instruments Jacinto 6 family, Nvidia Jetson TX1 and TK1, Intel automotive SoCs

Kanzi Performance Analyzer is now available for licensing. Contact us for a demo

 

Rightware and Desay SV Automotive Secure Production Contract with Japanese OEM

State-of-the-art Infotainment System Created With Rightware Kanzi

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Helsinki, Finland – November 17, 2015

Rightware, the leading provider of user interface software for the automotive industry and Desay SV Automotive, a leader of China’s automotive electronics announced today that Desay SV Automotive’s G5 infotainment platform is now entering series production.

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Rightware and Desay SV Automotive have worked together in partnership since 2012 in automotive cockpit development. In the partnership, Rightware’s Kanzi Human-Machine Interface software is being widely utilized by Desay SV Automotive for creating modern and advanced user interfaces for automotive cockpit products, including the new Desay SV Automotive G5 infotainment system platform.

This co-operation in the development and utilization of Rightware Kanzi in G5 UI creation has now led to the commercial adoption of the G5 platform into series production by a major Japanese automotive OEM.

“Rightware Kanzi is an excellent tool for us and it plays an important role in shortening our time to market. We are very happy to be a strategic partner of Rightware. We are already working on several new projects for leading OEMs using Rightware Kanzi,” said Mr. Duan, Senior VP, Desay SV Automotive.

“We are very excited to see the great results that Desay SV Automotive’s innovative use of Kanzi in G5 development has enabled. The G5 is a stunning example what great design combined with modern UI technology can achieve for international OEMs,” said Olli Laiho, Director Product Marketing at Rightware.

About Rightware

Rightware® is the market leader in advanced user interface technology, serving the automotive and other embedded industries with its Kanzi® solution for rapid user interface design and deployment. Rightware is headquartered in Helsinki, Finland with presence in Silicon Valley, Detroit, Seoul, Tokyo, Shanghai, London and Munich. Learn more at: http://www.rightware.com

About Desay SV Automotive

In the past 30 years, Desay SV has fully committed itself to the research, development, and manufacturing of in-vehicle infotainment system, climate control, driver information display, display system, body control module and driver assistance system and has built strong partnership with many well-known vehicle manufacturers worldwide. Website: http://www.desaysv.com

Contact:

Olli Laiho
Director Product Marketing, Rightware
Email: olli.laiho@rightware.com
Tel: +358-50-386-3444

OR

Zhao, Yuanzhi
Yuanzhi.zhao@desay-svautomotive.com

Rightware releases Kanzi UI Solution 3.2

Rightware has released the 3.2 version of Kanzi, the leading User Interface creation solution.

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New Features

  • State Manager enhancements, including new easing functions and easing modes for transition animations, enabling you to create richer and more complex transitions faster
  • Support for prefiltered cubemaps when using .dds files, enabling 3D designers to define cubemap faces and mipmaps in a single .dds file. After importing a .dds file Kanzi automatically creates a cubemap texture, sets the cubemap faces, and uses the mipmaps defined in the .dds file. This feature can significantly improve visual quality and speed up the design workflow.

Also included…

  • Many new tutorials
  • Various feature improvements and bug fixes

Contact us for an evaluation version of Kanzi UI Solution.

Rightware Collaborates with Nissan for Gripz Concept Car Design at IAA 2015

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September 15, 2015, Frankfurt, Germany

Rightware, the leading provider of Kanzi® User Interface technology for the automotive industry, announced today a collaboration with Nissan. Rightware designed a next-generation digital infotainment concept for the Nissan Gripz concept car, revealed today at the IAA 2015 conference in Frankfurt, Germany.

We have been thrilled with the opportunity of working with Nissan on the Gripz project. In our design we wanted to reflect some of the future trends in automotive Human-Machine Interface design, such as incorporating the car’s shape language in the digital design and an emphasis on seamless user experience. We’re seeing more and more car manufacturers realize that in order to create cars that customers love, it’s essential to invest in digital user interface design. This is also why car makers value our designer-oriented Kanzi® HMI creation tool.” Said Olli Laiho, Director of Product Marketing, Rightware.

The Nissan Gripz crossover concept, launched at IAA 2015, takes influence from the original 1970’s desert racers such as the Datsun 240Z, as well as high-performance road-going bicycles.

About Nissan Gripz:

http://nissannews.com/en-US/nissan/usa/releases/nissan-gripz-concept-a-radical-sports-crossover

About Rightware
Rightware® is the market leader in advanced User Interface technology for the automotive industry. Rightware’s Kanzi® solution is used by leaders like Audi for rapid user interface design and deployment. Rightware is headquartered in Helsinki, Finland with presence in Silicon Valley, Detroit, Seoul, Tokyo, Shanghai and Munich. Learn more at: www.rightware.com

Contact:
Olli Laiho, Director of Product Marketing, Rightware

firstname.lastname@rightware.com

Tel. +358 50 386 3444

 

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Source: Nissan Image Library

Nissan Gripz Concept

Source: Nissan Image Library

Virtual Cockpit coming to Audi A3, demand for digital dash exceeds expectations

In interviews with Motoring.com.au and Car and Driver, Audi’s head of cockpit electronics Ricky Hudi has shared that the award-winning Virtual Cockpit digital dashboard will be making its way into the next-generation Audi A3. This marks yet another new segment for the Virtual Cockpit, previously available in the Audi TT, R8, Q7 and the newly updated A4.

Hudi notes that the adoption rate for the Virtual Cockpit has exceeded their expectations and that the digital dashboard has already become an essential part of their iconic brand.
“The prognosis for the installation rate for the Virtual Cockpit in the Q7 was lower from us, and now it’s gone through the roof. “
“…the Virtual Cockpit is an Audi signature now.”

Virtual Cockpit is Audi’s all-digital instrument cluster which can be customized for each driver. Audi uses Rightware Kanzi for the design and implementation of the Virtual Cockpit and the Audi MIB infotainment platform.

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Picture: Audi Virtual Cockpit and MIB infotainment platform in the new Audi A4, both powered by Rightware Kanzi

 

Wired names Rightware one of 100 hottest European startups

Wired magazine has named car UI software maker Rightware among their 2015 list of 100 hottest European startups. Wired writes:

“Helsinki’s gaming and mobile tradition provided the launch pad for Rightware — which builds user interface screens and software for car makers. The Audi TT’s virtual cockpit marked its debut. Having completed a third funding round last year — bringing total investment to €11m — Rightware is looking at other industries for next-step expansion.”

Read more online, or grab a copy of the September 2015 issue of Wired UK for the full article.

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Rightware partners with Skyships Automotive Ltd

Supercar supplier chooses Rightware Kanzi for Human-Machine Interfaces

Espoo, Finland– June 25, 2015 – Rightware, a global leader in automotive user interface creation solutions and Skyships Automotive Ltd, a leading supplier of bespoke infotainment systems and instrument clusters for premier brand supercars announced today a partnership.

Skyships has selected Rightware’s Kanzi UI Solution as their platform for automotive HMI (Human-Machine Interface) projects. Skyships will use Kanzi for designing and engineering HMIs for their clients.

“Kanzi UI Solution allows us to rapidly create HMIs with high fidelity digital graphics that will strengthen the brand image of our supercar brand customers. Kanzi UI Solution has significantly increased our productivity and will allow us to deliver both prototypes and production units faster and with better quality. We already have three major projects in development using Rightware’s Kanzi UI Solution.” said William Ives, Director at Skyships Automotive.

“We’re thrilled about partnering with a high end design and engineering company like Skyships. Their experience in working with supercar brands gives us the opportunity to learn and it pushes us to develop our technology further. “ said Jonas Geust, CEO at Rightware.

About Rightware
Rightware® is the market leader in advanced User Interface technology, serving automotive and other embedded industries with its Kanzi® solution for rapid user interface design and deployment. Rightware is headquartered in Espoo, Finland with presence in Silicon Valley, Detroit, Seoul, Tokyo, Shanghai and Munich. Learn more about Rightware and Kanzi at: www.rightware.com

Contact: Jonas Geust / CEO

Jonas.geust(at)rightware.com

About Skyships Automotive Ltd
Skyships Automotive Ltd are a privately owned independent Tier 1 supplier of infotainment systems and instrument clusters for premium niche manufacturers of sports and supercars. Skyships provide a range of services ranging from rapid concept development through to series production. Skyships is headquartered in Chelmsford, UK. Learn more of Skyships and its customers at: www.skyships.co.uk

Contacts: William Ives / Managing Director

William(at)skyships.co.uk

 

First self-driving car with Rightware Kanzi

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At CES Asia 2015, Audi has revealed the R8 e-tron piloted driving concept car, an updated version of its R8 e-tron electric vehicle supercar with added self-driving features. Audi has fitted in a wide variety of sensors such as video cameras, ultrasonic and radar and a laser scanner, all of which feed Audi’s “zFAS” driver assistance system.

Like in the production R8, the instrument cluster in the R8 e-tron piloted driving concept car is sporting Audi’s award-winning Virtual Cockpit HMI, which is designed with and powered by Rightware’s Kanzi UI Solution.

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Audi uses Rightware Kanzi for powering HMIs in various production vehicles, including the Audi A3, Audi TT, Audi Q7 and Audi R8.

Rightware announces Kanzi Performance Analyzer for automotive cockpit computers

Ground-breaking solution for evaluating automotive software and hardware platforms

At the TU-Automotive Detroit 2015 conference, Rightware has announced the release of Kanzi(R) Performance Analyzer, the first performance measurement solution for automotive cockpit computers.

Kanzi Performance Analyzer is the latest addition to the growing number of products in the Kanzi product family. The new product enables automotive OEMs, Tier 1s, semiconductor companies and software vendors to rigorously test, measure and future-proof their automotive software and hardware platforms. By running a set of demanding tests based on realistic automotive use cases, users will receive detailed reports with informative insights that support decision making.

“The number of digital interfaces is increasing across all car segments. Automotive manufacturers are constantly trying to find platforms that can deliver an optimized performance/cost level for each project. Until today, there hasn’t been a consistent and unbiased way to measure the performance of automotive platforms consisting of a System-on-a-Chip and software (OS, graphics drivers). With the insights and measurements provided by Kanzi Performance Analyzer, automotive companies will be able to make informed decisions when they choose their next hardware and software platform.” said Jonas Geust, CEO at Rightware.

Rightware is exhibiting at TU-Automotive in Detroit, MI on June 3-4 2015. Visit Rightware’s booth #C115 to see a live demo of Kanzi Performance Analyzer running on automotive hardware. You’ll also find Rightware’s technology at the QNX Software Systems booth #C92, included in the digital instrument cluster of the QNX® technology concept car based on a Maserati Quattroporte.

http://www.rightware.com/tu-automotive-detroit-june-3-4-2015-detroit-mi/

Kanzi Performance Analyzer is available for licensing. More information, please visit http://www.rightware.com/kpa/

For more information:

Jonas Geust, CEO

Phone: +358 40 502 2717, email: jonas.geust(at)rightware.com

Olli Laiho, Director Product Marketing

Phone: +358 50 386 3444, email: olli.laiho(at)rightware.com

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