Royal Oak, Michigan–APRIL, 2015— Realtime Technologies, Inc (RTI), a part of Arotech Corporation’s (NasdaqGM: ARTX) Training and Simulation Division, announced today that it will deliver another Human Machine Interface (HMI) simulator to Ford Motor Company’s Research and Innovation Center Palo Alto.
With this effort, Ford has returned to RTI for another HMI simulator to support the research of a vehicle’s interior with a focus on a customer’s experience while in the cockpit. The HMI simulator is commonly used to evaluate the effectiveness of a certain configuration and possibly prototype advanced concepts.
Previous collaborations between Ford and RTI have been on a global scale, with projects including Ford Mexico, Ford China, and Ford Germany. Through the new addition, Ford is adding a world-class simulator to the global Ford network, expanding on an environment supported by RTI simulators.
RTI Senior Project Manager, Heather Stoner said, “We are excited to provide another HMI simulator to the global Ford network. It is always exciting to help the automotive industry in their research and development.”
For this order, RTI was presented with the opportunity to showcase its ability to customize a simulator based on the request of the client. RTI will be providing a cylindrical, edge blended solution for the visuals, creating a beautiful curved image across multiple displays. Additionally, the HMI simulator will share space with a Powerwall. By utilizing the Powerwall, Ford has the option to use a rearview mirror for the simulator or the standard rearview monitor.