Create next-gen, future-proof HMI experiences

Seamlessly connect your human-machine interface (HMI) development processes, from design to deployment.

A landmark partnership with a luxury automotive leader

Unity is partnering with Mercedes-Benz AG to power the infotainment domain of its new operating system, which will roll out across its vehicle portfolio.

Mercedes vehicle interior

Image credit: Mercedes-Benz Group Media

Unity Automotive HMI Template

From design to display with no compromise

Unity offers a lossless solution in the design to production HMI workflow, enabling the creation of stunning, interactive experiences for in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) systems and digital cockpits. Learn more about our HMI template to see what’s possible with Unity.

Why power your HMI with Unity

Accelerated UI prototyping

Unity’s HMI solutions reduce the time to set up a baseline HMI configuration. You can also build your UI faster with common UI elements – including dials, buttons, text, glyphs; scrollable lists and progress bars; images and video feeds; and UI masking – all of which can be customized based on design preferences.

WYSIWYG development

Real-time rendering helps you iterate faster and reduce your production time by enabling 3D visualization (what you see is what you get) and effortless collaboration throughout the HMI design and review phases. And your projects are directly deployable to your embedded target, so you don’t have to recreate the HMI multiple times.

Performant and scalable graphics

Take advantage of Unity’s powerful rendering solution. The Universal Render Pipeline offers a full suite of artist tools for content creation. It’s the optimal choice for deploying to all platforms that Unity supports – with best-in-class visual quality and performance.

Deployment without compromise

Deploy stunning experiences to your unique combination of hardware and operating system (OS). Unity offers platform licensing to establish and maintain support for your preferred target, including popular SoCs from NXP, Qualcomm, NVIDIA and others, and OS such as Linux, Android and QNX.

Long-term system support

We offer custom programs to provide long-term support for industrial applications. Unity offers start-up assistance to help you get to market faster, and can support your deployed systems for the long haul. Unity is more than a vendor - Unity is a partner that is invested in your success.

Thousands of free and affordable assets

Speed up your HMI development. For prototyping or production, save critical time and effort with quality art and tools from the Unity Asset Store, contributed by Unity’s six-million-strong developer community.

Platforms and partners

We offer platform licensing to establish and maintain support for your preferred target, including popular SoCs and operating systems (OS). We also work with a range of partners to bring the power of real-time 3D to the HMI ecosystem.

Supported HMI hardware
Supported HMI operating systems (OS)
HMI partners
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Loren Skelly, Senior Manager, UX Design & Concepts & Alisia Martinez, Software Engineer – Frontend (XR), Volkswagen Group of America

“Having a game engine as our base allows us to have much more complex interactions and visualizations. We can get pretty far designing concepts on our computer screens and test benches, but to truly test our concepts, nothing compares to having an in-car driving experience. Our toolchain with Unity allows us to do that.”

Loren Skelly, Senior Manager, UX Design & Concepts & Alisia Martinez, Software Engineer – Frontend (XR), Volkswagen Group of America
Florian Gulden, Founder, icon incar

“Unity offers an incredible advantage to designers by allowing them to develop an interactive HMI for a target system, and then experience the near-final output and actual performance long before deployment."

Florian Gulden, Founder, icon incar

Bring your vision to life

Start next-gen HMI design and development with Unity Industrial Collection, available today to try or buy. Then download our free Automotive HMI Template to get inspired by what's possible with Unity for HMI.

Frequently asked questions

Can I try it first?

Try Unity Industrial Collection free for 30 days and then download our free Automotive HMI Template on the Unity Asset Store to see what's possible with Unity for HMI.

Can I run Unity projects on Embedded Linux and QNX?

Yes. Check out our documentation for Premium Runtimes. Contact your account manager or the Unity sales team for access.

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