Human Machine Interface (HMI) technology to be integrated in TFT Instrument Clusters for Automotive applications
Varroc Engineering Limited (Varroc), a global Tier-1 auto component manufacturer, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Candera GmbH, a leading HMI tool provider and development partner for worldwide automotive and industrial customers, for a strategic association to share the Human Machine Interface (HMI) technology for Varroc’s TFT Instrument Cluster.
According to the MoU, Varroc will develop hardware and the base software of the product, while Candera will provide software solution for HMI. This MoU will enable both the companies to respond to the emerging TFT Instrument Cluster opportunities in India & global market for Automotive applications with shorter lead times and cost optimized solutions.
Candera, is a leading HMI tool provider and development partner for worldwide automotive and industrial customers. It supports its customers with CGI Studio, a scalable and hardware independent HMI design software. The special USP of CGI Studio are its user-friendly interface and the high-performance representation of 2D / 3D display elements and animations. Furthermore, it comes with ready-to-use HMI controls, an AI assisted Smart Importer and integrated state machines.
Speaking on the partnership, Arjun Jain, Whole-time Director and the President – Electrical Business Unit at Varroc, said “We are glad to partner with Candera for the HMI technology. With our complementary capabilities, we aim to create business synergies to enhance our existing product as per customer requirements. The partnership will also empower our TFT Instrument Clusters as a comprehensive product and strengthen its reliability in the market.”
Also Reinhard Füricht, CEO of Candera appreciates the cooperation with Varroc. “We have been collaborating with Varroc already successfully the past years”, says Reinhard. “This MoU now takes our partnership to the next level and we’re looking forward to support our mutual, worldwide customers to be successful in their business by creating powerful HMI solutions together with Varroc’s TFT clusters.”
About Varroc Engineering Ltd.
Varroc Engineering Ltd is a global tier-1 automotive component group, incorporated in 1988. The group designs, manufactures and supplies exterior lighting systems, plastic and polymer components, electricals-electronics components, and precision metallic components to passenger cars, commercial vehicles, two-wheelers, three-wheelers, and off-highway vehicle OEMs directly worldwide. The group revenue was close to ₹ 11,200 crores (USD 1.5 Billion) in FY20. The group employs more than 14,300+ employees, has 44 operating manufacturing facilities across five continents, and has 161 patents as of December 31, 2020.
Varroc Engineering Limited’s shares are listed on the National Stock Exchange of India Limited (VARROC) and the BSE Limited (541578).
Candera, is a leading HMI tool provider and development partner for worldwide automotive and industrial customers. It supports its customers with the CGI Studio tool environment as well as provision of software services mainly in the areas of HMI development and embedded software. Candera GmbH in Linz/ Austria and Candera Japan Inc. in Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo / Japan are both part of the ArtSpark Group situated in Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo / Japan.