Java IoT Car
Design an automotive keynote demo that showcases all of Java products and IoT. To be shown at JavaOne 2014 San Francisco then
Video of Demo from JavaOne 2014 Keynote
Photos of Demo On Stage
Gauge Cluster Screen
The gauge cluster was a 17″ HD screen which was cropped to a cluster shape. The interaction model was two touch areas on the steering wheel in which you could do swipe gestures in the 4 directions and short or long taps. That proved to be a very intuitive way of interacting with the left and right independent info areas. My colleague Mo Chicharro and I worked together on all the UI designs and interaction models. Then I coded it all in JavaFX running on an embedded Freescale IMX6 board.
The informatics screen was a 17″ portrait HD touch screen. It was designed around 2 zones which could display content for different tasks. Some of the tasks like navigation
Gauge Designs Artboard
For the gauge cluster
Making Of Hardware
As well as designing and building the software I also built the 2 sets of the hardware to give the context for all the elements of the demo. The hardware was built around a 3D rendered interior of the car. That was printed life size and glued to a wood base.
The infortainment and guage clusters were then cut out and 17″ touch screens placed behind. The accelerator and break pedals where made by Yamaha for a digital piano but looked the part and gave a analoge output we could read. The steering wheel had two logitech touch pads placed behind the printed wheel for controlling the guage cluster.
At the bottom of the board where two speakers for the infotainment system, the embedded boards so you could see what was driving all the systems. There was also a model car on a spring that had sensors built in to detect a collision.
At the bottom of the board where two speakers for the infotainment system, the embedded boards so you could see what was driving all the systems. There was also a model car on a spring that had sensors built in to detect a collision. There was even a fan that was used to simulate the air conditioning settings in the UI.
Backend IoT Data UI.
There was a second matching panel with a 50″ TV. It had a Microsoft Kinnect under the TV so we could skeleton track a user looking at and they could use left and right wave gestures to switch between tabs on the enterprise web UI.
Early Idea of Half Car
The orginal idea was to buy a recked mini and cut it up, then place a projector for driving the screen. I built a full 3D model of our campus that you could drive around and a car simulator. Unfortunatly time and budget did not allow for cutting up a real car.