Cypress collaborates with HMI specialist on advanced automotive controls

June 15, 2016 // By Graham Prophet
Cypress Semiconductor has announced a partnership with MyScript, specialist in intuitive and precise handwriting recognition technology, looking to add the interface to automotive systems using Cypress’s Traveo microcontroller (MCU) family.

MyScript’s automotive HMI input method technology enables a low-distraction user interface. Drivers can write characters or numerals, or simply gesture with their fingertips on a touchscreen or touchpad to quickly and discreetly accomplish important tasks, such as selecting a destination, making a telephone call or noting information. Cypress offers TrueTouch capacitive touchscreen and touchpad solutions with resistance to electrical noise, glove touch and water resistance, which combine with the Traveo MCU solutions to enable innovative and robust automotive HMI.

 

Olivier Cros, Director of Global Automotive Sales at MyScript commented, “The joint integration development activity will bring MyScript’s award winning automotive HMI solutions to the compact automotive segment, expanding the number of drivers that can now enjoy the benefits of a low-distraction input method within the vehicle.”

 

Cypress and MyScript have been working together in the automotive market achieving several large successes and are now intensifying their activities together to bring a faster time-to-market solution to automotive developers for dashboards, navigation, head-up displays and HVAC systems in vehicles.

 

Nils Bossemeyer, Systems Application Engineering Manager for Automotive Microcontrollers at Cypress, adds, “This partnership adds to our ability to serve as a one-stop resource for our automotive customers, combining our Traveo MCU family and MyScript’s handwriting input technology together with our broad line of memory products, PMICs, TrueTouch touchscreen controllers and CapSense® touch-sensing HMI solutions.”

 

A unified effort will embed handwriting recognition together with the latest Traveo MCUs offerings, which Cypress presents as a step forward in bringing the luxury car user experience to the mass market.

 

MyScript offers accurate, high-performance handwriting recognition and digital ink management technology. MyScript technology combines digital ink management with easy searching of handwritten text, as well as the accurate recognition of complex mathematical equations, geometric shapes and music notation, on all leading desktop and mobile operating systems; http://myscript.com

 

Cypress; www.cypress.com