Inca Jay: Mid-Tier Digital Cockpit Technology (2022)
Inca Jay is the next-generation infotainment, an improvement from Firebird, a platform my team built last year in 2021. As a Product Owner, I am in charge of the vision of the concept car from ideation to production.
- Our hardware is capable of running two operating systems concurrently. The first powers critical safety features. The second, Android 11, handles non-critical features such as media, phone, or navigation.
- Alexa is customized to control vehicle temperature, turn on/off the A/C or change the center display orientation to portrait or landscape.
- Intelligent Conversation Assistant facilitates spoken reminders and playback. The assistant can even help translate between languages!
- Our advanced navigation utilizes our High Definition Locator to pinpoint vehicle location. Combined with an AI, the system has real-time road understanding, can provide lane-level navigation, detect object/pedestrian/hazard detection, and more.
- In-Vehicle Payment uses the interior camera to scan credit card information and store it in a user profile. It then uses facial recognition to authorize payment.
- Location Insight directs drivers to a parking lot and points out available spots, zones, and space numbers. At a gas station, the car automatically communicates pump numbers, fuel preference, and payment information to simplify the filling-up process.
- Remote Communication allows car owners to peek into their cars from a distance, perfect for concerned parents or pet owners. It can even reveal the identity of car thieves.
- Driver and Passenger Monitoring supports quick facial enrollment and user identification. It detects driver gaze for distraction, road rage, and drowsiness. A combination of this data and hard break/hard acceleration provides a summary of ride quality and true passenger satisfaction that can be useful for rideshare services.
- Media is the most popular feature in a car. This system redesigns AM/FM, satellite, and cloud-based entertainment (like Spotify) into one seamless interaction. For additional fun, it features Live Karaoke.
- A tuning algorithm called Sound Stage by Arkamys delivers an enhanced audio experience on a mid-level speaker setup.