Basemark introduces development tools for AR cockpit applications

The development tools are intended to facilitate customers with easier, faster, and efficient development as well as deployment of AR solutions

Automotive software developer Basemark has recently introduced a new set of its software development tools and runtime systems – Rocksolid AR SDK – enabling development of automotive in-cockpit augmented reality (AR) applications.

According to Basemark, the full suite of tools will help customers develop and deploy AR solutions with enhanced ease, speed, and efficiency.

Tero Sarkkinen, CEO and Founder of Basemark, emphasized on the need for solutions to address the ongoing chip shortages and the software-oriented nature of cars designed today. This is expected to promote Rocksolid AR SDK’s industry-leading power efficiency along with the wide hardware support.

Basemark’s Rocksolid AR SDK can be effectively applied as a standalone tool integrated within an existing automotive software and into the electronics architecture. Moreover, the tool can also be used as an integral part of the company’s Rocksolid Core automotive OS and architecture.

The AR solution would help customers deploy AR applications across multiple processors by supporting both OpenGL ES as well as Vulkan APIs – crucial for automakers since chip shortages increase the need for flexibility in terms of chips used to build diverse car models.

With this, the company claims that processing efficiency is ideally more than twice as that with OpenGL ES, allowing for lesser power consumption and subsequently longer range for EVs.

Meanwhile, emergence of new safety standards and a parallelly surging customer demand for better comfort are compelling automotive manufactures to draft and deploy modified safety and comfort features.

AR is considered as an ideal solution to make the change happen as it offers capabilities to enhance comfort, safety, and the overall driving experience such as the effect of AR applications in enhancing navigation accuracy, vehicle safety, and ADAS features like lane departure warnings.

Besides, AR applications also facilitate the vehicle interaction for the driver to improve awareness of the surroundings by providing instant information of the external environment and road conditions.

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