Samsung shows its digital cockpit for cars – MuyComputer 31
The technology sector has its gaze fixed on the motor sector, and projects like this one from Samsung are a sample of everything they can contribute to it. And it is that since the first electronic control units began to reach cars, the volume of chips (and, of course, of the functions that they control) has not stopped growing in decades. The zenith of this, of course, is the autonomous car, something that a few years ago seemed very far away, but that today we can already give as a milestone practically reached.
In this years, technology companies have approached the motor world in very different ways. Thus, we have examples such as Apple, which would be working together with Hyundai, others such as Sony, which for the moment would be working alone on its Vision S. Then we have cases such as Google, which has been working on Waymo for years or, Of course, Tesla, which is a company in the motor sector but born in the digital age and that has it in the depths of its DNA, to the point that it could almost be seen as a technological one as well.
However, another very interesting approach, and one that Samsung seems to be carrying out, is design technologies that, once mature, can be used by manufacturers for their vehicles. A clear example of this is the Samsung Digital Cockpit, a more than interesting proposal for the dashboard of cars that choose to integrate it, and which completely reinvents the way in which the driver (or simply user, in the case of vehicles autonomous) is informed and interacts with the vehicle.
Originally presented at CES 2018, the Samsung Digital Cockpit has evolved substantially these years, and the latest novelty in this regard is found in the 2021 review of this project in which the first thing that catches our attention is its huge 49-inch QLED screen (not the only screen in the system) accompanied by a surround sound system , which allow the cockpit to be used for all kinds of purposes.
And here we find an interesting novelty with respect to the versions of previous years. In Samsung Digital Cockpit 2021 elements and functions have been redefined, in order to be able to convert the interior of the vehicle that integrates it into a mobile office. To this end, of course, it has 5G connectivity and is also equipped with cameras that can be used both to make recordings (which can be edited in the vehicle itself) and to hold video conferences. But, of course, not everything is going to be work. To this end, the Samsung digital cockpit also has entertainment and connectivity functions that will allow both the driver to enjoy content and even play
Another very interesting aspect of this Samsung project is that integrates a customized version of Samsung Health that uses various elements to monitor the conditions of passengers. So yes, for example, it detects that the stress level has increased, it will modify the lighting, the music and even the aromas, to provide an environment more conducive to relaxation. In addition, it also monitors the movement of the eyelids and the driver’s sleep patterns to ensure that they remain awake while driving the vehicle.
It is evident that with this project, Samsung aims to redefine not only the conditions in which we drive, but also the activities we carry out in the car. And, with this number and diversity of functions, it makes sense to think of uses other than travel. From a space for relaxation and personal leisure to a mobile office, with a proposal as interesting as this one from Samsung, the uses of cars are growing exponentially.