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

Powering next-generation HMI experiences

Accelerate your HMI workflow with Unity’s high-performance solutions. Create stunning, interactive experiences for in-vehicle infotainment (IVI), meters (gauge clusters), and additional screens. Learn about our free template to see what’s possible with Unity for HMI.

Unity Automotive HMI Template

Top uses of HMI

Human-machine interfaces enable humans to virtually interact with the operations of a physical system and its data.

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Connect drivers and passengers to physical sensors, maps, and custom entertainment experiences.

Smart home and consumer electronics

Connect consumers to product data, workout routines, special offers, maintenance, and more.


Connect engineers and technicians to data on smart machines and process control programmable logic controller (PLC) systems.

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

Benefits of Unity for HMI

Embrace the advantage of Unity’s leadership in chipset deployment and excellence for prototyping UI/UX.

Accelerated UI prototyping

Reduce the time to set up a baseline HMI configuration. Build and customize your UI faster with common elements like dials, buttons, text, glyphs, scrollable lists and progress bars, images and video feeds, and UI masking.

Real-time rendering

Use real-time 3D visualization to iterate faster, reduce production time, and enable effortless collaboration during HMI design and review. Deploy your projects directly to your embedded target without the need to recreate the HMI multiple times.

Performant and scalable graphics

Get exceptional visual quality and performance with the Universal Render Pipeline. This powerful rendering solution offers a full suite of artist tools for content creation, and it’s the optimal choice for deploying to all Unity-supported platforms.

Platforms and partners

We offer platform licensing to establish and maintain support for your preferred target, including popular system-on-chip (SoC) and operating systems (OS). We also work with a range of partners.

Supported HMI hardware
Supported HMI operating systems (OS)
HMI partners
Mapping solutions: Integrate live maps with Unity
Success spotlight

A landmark partnership with a luxury automotive leader

Unity is partnering with Mercedes-Benz AG to power infotainment systems across its vehicle portfolio.

Image credit: Mercedes-Benz Group Media

Bring your vision to life

Start next-gen HMI design and development with Unity Industry, then download our free Automotive HMI Template to get inspired by what’s possible with Unity for HMI.

Frequently asked questions

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.

Does Unity run on ARM processors?

Yes, our embedded runtimes for Linux and QNX support a wide range of ARM-based processors. Please contact your account manager or the Unity Sales team to learn more about support for the specific chipset you’re interested in.

Where can I find the roadmap for Unity’s HMI solutions?

The Unity Editor and Unity Runtime continuously evolve, taking industry requirements into account, including embedded HMI. You can use the HMI roadmap to see what’s under consideration, provide feedback, and submit new ideas.

Where can I find assets to use in my HMI program?

For prototyping or production, you can use quality art and tools from the Unity Asset Store to save critical time and effort.

How can I connect with Unity’s HMI developer community?

Unity’s forum for HMI and embedded systems is the place to have discussions about automotive HMI and other embedded applications based on Unity.

What do I need to get started?

You can begin to create next-gen HMI design and development with Unity Industry. For inspiration, download our free Automotive HMI Template to see what’s possible with Unity for HMI.

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