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High-quality real-time rendering in new Mercedes-Benz show car

Mercedes-Benz and Foundry unveiled Mercedes’ next-generation customer interface concept.

Mercedes and Foundry present real-time in car rendering
© Mercedes-Benz

Today, Mercedes-Benz and Foundry unveiled Mercedes’ next-generation customer interface concept, which was shown in the recently launched show car Concept IAA (Intelligent Aerodynamic Automobile). The solution, code named “Project Dash,” for the first time connects a true UI/UX designer’s tool directly to the in-car experience. What the designer works with in the creative process in the design studio is identical to what the customer ends up experiencing. In addition to this seamless delivery in real-time, the solution frees engineering teams to focus on performance and accessibility.

Project Dash is a collaborative effort between Foundry and Mercedes’ design and engineering teams. Foundry, which develops creative software for VFX, games and design artists, has a long history of partnering with companies to develop elegant solutions for complex digital visualization challenges. Being present in the Silicon Valley, Mercedes-Benz Research and Development identified this state of the art digital technology and initiated a partnership with Foundry. Project Dash leverages Foundry's proven content creation and visualization knowledge and applies it to address Mercedes' specific design challenge - to achieve high-quality, real-time renderings in their in-vehicle UI/UX. 

Also, Project Dash addresses universal design challenges. First, it ensures the realization of design intent by removing technology barriers. Second, it substantially reduces the time and cost associated with design iteration. Third, as the IoT grows, it allows companies to continually enhance and seamlessly deliver the highest quality UI/UX design to consumers. As a result, Project Dash elevates both the way in which UI/UX design happens, as well as the speed with which companies can respond to consumer needs.

Mercedes-Benz unveiled this new UX/UI design collaboration with Foundry at the 20th Anniversary of Mercedes-Benz Research and Development Center in Sunnyvale, CA.

At Mercedes-Benz, we strive to achieve the most beautiful and powerful driving experience for our customers...we’ve teamed up with Foundry to bring for the first time ever in automotive industry Hollywood quality visuals and imaging into the car.

Sajjad Khan, Vice President Digital Vehicle & Mobility, Daimler AG

Project Dash is a collaborative effort between Foundry and Mercedes’ design and engineering teams. Foundry, which develops creative software for VFX, games and design artists, has a long history of partnering with companies to develop elegant solutions for complex digital visualization challenges. Being present in the Silicon Valley, Mercedes-Benz Research and Development identified this state of the art digital technology and initiated a partnership with Foundry. Project Dash leverages The Foundry's proven content creation and visualization knowledge and applies it to address Mercedes' specific design challenge - to achieve high-quality, real-time renderings in their in-vehicle UI/UX. 

In car UI visualisation with Mercedes and Foundry
The future of automotive visualisation with real-time user interface with Mercedes

Also, Project Dash addresses universal design challenges. First, it ensures the realization of design intent by removing technology barriers. Second, it substantially reduces the time and cost associated with design iteration. Third, as the IoT grows, it allows companies to continually enhance and seamlessly deliver the highest quality UI/UX design to consumers. As a result, Project Dash elevates both the way in which UI/UX design happens, as well as the speed with which companies can respond to consumer needs.

Mercedes-Benz unveiled this new UX/UI design collaboration with The Foundry at the 20th Anniversary of Mercedes-Benz Research and Development Center in Sunnyvale, CA. 

3d car design with Foundry and Mercedes
Mercedes and Foundry create automotive future with UI/UX for cars