The acquisition of Harman International, over two years ago, meant that all of Harman’s automotive clients now belong to Samsung as well. Which is probably why the South Korean electronics giant has come up with a digital cockpit, hoping to impress its clientele.
The new Digital Cockpit appears to be Samsung’s version of Harman Digital Cockpit that was showcased at last year’s CES. For 2019, there are a total of 6 displays. In addition to a new, independent Passenger Display, two Rear Seat Displays also have been added, allowing passengers in both the front and rear to enjoy personalized content.
There are other features such as Driver Monitoring System (DMS) and Occupant Monitoring System (OMS), which can recognize registered drivers and passengers, and adjust the environment – such as screen settings and seat position.
Passengers can also connect their smartphones to the respective display via in-vehicle Samsung DeX, and can access their documents and emails. The two contextual knobs at the front and the rear, have displays built into it and can also be customized to configure settings most frequently used by the driver and passengers, such as temperature and speaker volume.
The Digital Cockpit also offers Home to Car and Car to Home connectivity. When at home, the user can simply speak to the Bixby speaker to start the engine or to cool the cabin. From the car, the user can check out what’s inside the Samsung refrigerator as well. However, this technology is not something that is completely new. Read: Nissan owners can now ask Alexa to unlock and start their car
Other features of this Digital Cockpit include cameras replacing the mirrors, and front facing camera that can identify vehicles, pedestrians, lanes and traffic signs. Watch the video above to know more.