Rightware and Pelagicore demonstrate high-performance 3D graphics on Linux based Infotainment Platform with Freescale hardware

Bringing industry leading 3D tooling and Performance to GENIVI compliant Infotainment Platforms

Las Vegas, USA – January 2nd, 2013 – Pelagicore AB, a leader in open source automotive software and key GENIVI contributor, and Rightware®, the leader in user interface (UI) design and implementation software, announced today that they will demonstrate the results of their strategic partnership at CES 2013 in Las Vegas. The demonstration shows the integration of Rightware’s 3D user interface technology – Kanzi® 3D UI Solution – with the Pelagicore Infotainment Platform.

User interface design and implementation is a key differentiator for modern cars. Following trends for the mobile industry, 3D graphics and very high performance and fidelity are key to achieving truly great user experiences. Pelagicore and Rightware are proud to demonstrate in co-operation with Freescale a solution on CES 2013 demonstrating high-fidelity 3D content seamlessly integrated with 2D content on an automotive target reference platform.  

Pelagicore provides a unique mix of automotive technologists and Open Source community experts to develop Open Source based Infotainment Platforms. Pelagicore contributes and leverages the key Open Source projects such as Qt, which the Pelagicore Platform already has a tight integration with. The Qt Framework provides customers of the Pelagicore Infotainment Platform with the best application and User Experience framework on the market, fully integrated with the Infotainment Platforms services and functionality.

“Pelagicore and Rightware believe in offering our automotive customers the flexibility to use the technologies best suited to their requirements,” stated Ville Ilves. COO at Rightware.  “Our partnership with Pelagicore is focused on enabling car manufacturers and the whole automotive ecosystem to access this stunning combination of Qt framework on Pelagicore Infotainment Platform and our flagship Kanzi 3D UI Solution.”

Rightware’s Kanzi 3D UI Solution is a successfully deployed 3D user interface technology on mobile, consumer and automotive devices. The Kanzi Studio real-time editor boosts the implementation of compelling and photorealistic 3D user interfaces (UIs) and human-machine interfaces (HMIs) with significantly reduced effort, allowing its users to meet the safety-critical and other stringent product requirements of today’s embedded devices without compromising on quality.

“After announcing our partnership in 2012 we are happy to be able to present the results of our partnership at this years CES event. Using automotive hardware from Freescale, we are able to demonstrate truly high performing user experiences using our products. We are proud to be able to demonstrate automotive touchscreen based infotainment functionality with fully integrated 3D content and complex animations and effects at over 60FPS with low latency. Our partnership and combined focus to work to optimize performance makes it possible for our customers to create truly unique use experiences.” says Alwin Bakkenes, CEO of Pelagicore

About Pelagicore

Pelagicore AB is a technology and product development company that focuses on applying Open Source software in the automotive infotainment industry. Its team of technology and Open Source community experts enables a novel, holistic approach to development and its unique expertise stretches from silicon design to OEM expert advisory roles. Pelagicore delivers automotive-centric software frameworks and key components to accelerate the implementation of infotainment systems based on Open Source software. For more information, please visit www.pelagicore.com.

About Rightware

Rightware® is the market leader in advanced User Interface technology, serving mobile, automotive and other embedded industries with its Kanzi® solution for rapid user interface design and deployment. Rightware also develops industry leading system performance analysis tools and its renowned product portfolio includes the Basemark™ product family for various benchmarking purposes, including industry standard benchmarks for OpenGL ES, OpenVG, OpenCL, Android, Linux, and Windows Mobile performance measurement. Rightware is headquartered in Espoo, Finland and has offices in Saratoga, CA, Shanghai and Munich. More information: www.rightware.com

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Alwin Bakkenes
Chief Executive Officer
 +46-709-64 44 65


Ville Ilves
Chief Operating Officer