Samsung has just unveiled its Digital Cockpit for smart cars. The Digital Cockpit 2021 is powered by Harman’s automotive technology and features several screens both inside and outside the car, enhanced safety capabilities, super-fast 5G connectivity, and an all-around comfortable user experience.
With the release of Digital Cockpit 2021, Samsung is actualizing its desire that connected cars should not be limited to just transportation but to become comfortable living spaces for every user and passenger. The huge dashboard display inside the car is powered by a QLED panel, while an OLED panel controls the center console. The Digital Cockpit also encompasses an outside display (on the front grille) that provides alerts and notifications to pedestrians, and this is powered by a MicroLED panel.
The Digital Cockpit has dedicated media and gaming modes that produce an immersive entertainment experience. A dedicated media mode reveals the full screen on the dashboard and ingresses the steering. When the system is in Gaming Mode, two stereo speakers emerge from the seat’s headrest to offer an immersive audio experience.
In addition, there is a Creator Studio that provides users the option of quickly editing photos and videos while on the move. There is also a large screen on the rear seat which helps users switch between landscape and portrait modes. Passengers in the connected car can also access this screen via their Galaxy smartphones or tablets using Wireless DeX to turn it into a mobile workstation.
The safety system of the Digital Cockpit is a combination of 360-degree cameras and deep learning in ensuring both passenger and pedestrian safety. The four 360-degree cameras outside the car help to recognize nearby vehicles and pedestrians, using a deep learning algorithm to show additional statistics and alerts while the car is moving. The next-gen Digital Cockpit also features Samsung Health, which syncs with the Galaxy Watch to provide important health and emotional fitness data like the driver’s energy, emotional, and stress levels. When the driver seems fatigued, the connected car advises the driver to take a break and have some rest.
When pedestrians are detected in front of the car, they are alerted using speakers and the outside screen. The rear-view mirror’s functionality is carried out by a floating screen on the top of the windshield. The floating screen also displays various driving and weather-related information as well as notifications such as local news and sports scores.
The Digital Cockpit 2021 is powered by Samsung’s latest Exynos Auto V9 processor with 5G connectivity, GPS, and Wi-Fi connectivity. It uses Qualcomm’s 5G modem and beamforming antennas for ultra-fast internet speeds even when the connected car is in high-speed motion.
The hardware can run Android and Linux operating systems simultaneously.
The company however did not provide a timeline of actualization of the Digital Cockpit 2021.
Check out the demo of the Digital Display from the video below.
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