Automotive Solution

Shorten the in-car UX development cycle

Create prototypes for multiple screens with connected hardware, such as clusters, HUD, steering wheels, and pedals.

Integrate your prototype with hardware to create and test immersive cockpit interactions.

Save time

Test in-car UI concepts early and iterate quickly. Shorten the design and development cycle from 2 years to 3 months.

Show realistic experiences

Demos and user tests need to be as realistic as possible. Convince stakeholders with tests that feel like the real driver experience.

Benefit from an all-in-one tool

Build, test, and hand off your prototypes to engineers using ProtoPie.

Prototype the entire driver experience

Customize your own seating buck running realistic prototypes in no time. Put designers in the driver's seat. Literally and figuratively.

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  • 1. Make multi-screen interactions

    Have prototypes across multiple screens communicate with each other seamlessly.

  • 2. Integrate with hardware

    Interact with the display, knobs, steering wheel, and anything in between.

  • 3. Add two-way voice interactions

    Use voice commands and make your prototypes speak like a real voice assistant.

Test scenarios with a data simulator

Simulate a range of real-life driving scenarios and receive crucial simulation data — without being in an actual vehicle. For example, you might want to test the following functionality:

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    1. Imagine there is a construction site 100 m ahead.

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    2. Data simulator sends this information to the bridge app.

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    3. Bridge app interprets this and sends a message to ProtoPie Connect.

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    4. Car display shows a warning to the driver.

Real-time data with the OBD port

Receive a range of real car diagnostics, such as tire pressure, AC temperature, and fuel level, via the OBD port. With ProtoPie Connect, receive and process real-time data instantly. This is especially useful if you are creating the following type of in-car UX:

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    1. The car begins to run out of fuel.

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    2. The OBD port sends a signal to the bridge app.

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    3. Bridge app interprets this and sends a message to ProtoPie Connect.

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    4. Car display shows a low fuel warning to the driver.

While the main purpose of the OBD port is to obtain onboard diagnostics from the car, the ODB port allows two-way communication.

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    1. Use voice to operate a car window.

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    2. ProtoPie Connect sends a message to the bridge app.

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    3. Bridge app interprets this and sends a signal to the OBD port.

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    4. The car window goes down

Designing Automotive In-Car Experiences
Learn how to use our Automotive Solution to create new in-car experiences using live vehicle data.
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BMW GroupLucid Motors
Teo Babic & Felix Praschak, Senior UX Designers, BMW Group

"The ProtoPie products are awesome. With the addition of ProtoPie Connect, our designers are now able to experience their ideas in combination with our custom hardware and even bring their concepts into real cars within minutes. Such realistic experiences enable us to efficiently test, discuss and iterate on a global scale."

Jack Cong, Director of User Experience, Lucid Motors

"The automotive product really helped us solve our design simulation challenges. With ProtoPie's unique framework solution, we were able to simulate our pixel-perfect design into seating buck and share with stakeholders even before implementation. Not only was the product great, but also the technical support!"

Explore Automotive Solutions

  • Prototyping solution for specific industry needs
  • Multi-screen experiences
  • Hardware integrations
  • Enterprise-grade security with SSO
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