Umlaut | umlaut’s new smart HMI test system delivers greater efficiency and lower costs

In its latest white paper, the benchmarking and testing expert analyzes the challenges of testing, and the benefits of automated testing solutions in helping clients accelerate time-to-market and maintain quality.

Detroit, Michigan – June 30, 2021 – umlaut is the first to offer a new intelligent Human Machine Interface (HMI) test system, a comprehensive test tool that allows customers to complete remote and automated testing. With emerging features in infotainment systems and regular updates to HMI systems, more and more periodic testing is required. Test methods and solutions need to be improved quickly. That’s why umlaut developed the Intelligent HMI Test System (iHTS). It is an advanced test solution designed by the leader in benchmarking and testing to augment technology for device manufacturers.

iHTS for Umlauts

Two recent iHTS use cases include leading OEM, Umlaut customers: One use case involves automated testing of vehicle production line masters. umlaut performed tests for Android Auto, Apple Carplay, Media, and other apps. Another focus is evaluating the performance of the OEM mobile application and all its remote commands and functions, so umlaut uses iHTS to execute mobile commands in an automated fashion and verify the application’s status response.

In addition, umlaut conducted a comparative study “White Paper: An Automated Testing Framework for Human Machine Interface (HMI) Validation”. It clearly shows that switching to an automated testing solution brings higher reliability while reducing costs compared to manual testing. It also shows more benefits of automated testing, such as faster testing cycles, which reduces time-to-market for new products. In his white paper, umlaut analyzes the complexities and limitations of current HMI test systems and shows how these limitations can be overcome by seamlessly integrating technical concepts.

“Variation iHTS has a number of significant advantages over using manual testing and other automated solutions”, explains Hakan Ekmen, US Managing Director. Ekmen continues: “The higher efficiency, lower cost and less time for framework development and test execution make umlaut iHTS the optimal solution for our customers.”

Test automation is the key to success
Today, smart devices are everyday objects ranging from smartphones to automotive infotainment systems. In-vehicle infotainment systems have evolved significantly over time. The introduction of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in recent years has opened up a new dimension for in-vehicle infotainment. According to Fortune Business Insights 2020, the automotive infotainment market is expected to reach $20.05 billion by 2026. , an innovative approach is necessary to meet time-to-market and quality requirements. iHTS is the platform that meets these needs, with a unique balance between automated execution and end-user interaction. “

For all these devices, testing is a must. All products must go through a testing cycle before they are released, where they undergo various tests and validations. It is a systematic process, usually exhaustive and extensive, for identifying errors to evaluate the performance of the device under test (DUT). Every tiny change or update made to the system must be tested. This can be tedious, especially when those resources, time and energy could be invested in R&D to improve the product.

iHTS provides a common platform to achieve test objectives, verify implementation, identify errors, verify quality, and test user experience across multiple DUTs. The solution allows customers to keep up with component-level, integration-level, and production-level testing milestones. With remote manual testing capabilities, iHTS is the perfect tool for performing User Acceptance Testing (UAT). Advanced test automation capabilities help speed up test cycles for Operational Acceptance Tests (OAT). Automating functional stability and reliability testing will increase the efficiency and accuracy of the testing cycle.

Since manual testing is complex and requires companies to invest a lot of time and money in resources, automating parts of the testing process today is a necessity, not a luxury. The umlaut smart HMI test system is proven to be more accurate, reliable, faster and more cost-effective than other test solutions currently available, saving equipment manufacturers time and money.

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About Umlaut
umlaut is a global, full-service, multi-industry, end-to-end firm providing consulting and fulfillment services to clients around the world. In a disruptive era of increasingly converging industries, deep domain expertise, broad practical knowledge and interdisciplinary collaboration enable them to add value, quality and focus to clients’ organisations, services and products.

In a lean and agile collective of 20 consulting and engineering firms in 50 locations around the world, 4,200 dedicated specialists and engineers deliver innovative solutions that help lead the transformation of all industries, organizational cultures, structures and processes, while Also proudly serving the public service sector.

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