Qt for Automotive

Modern cars are about much more than getting you from point A to point B. It's about the "how?", the journey, the user experience. It's the details like a user-friendly instrument cluster, a responsive IVI or an intuitive HUD that make the difference.

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Driving the User Interface

The digital cockpit should be a wow-factor in modern vehicles. Ensure a consistent and functionally safe user experience and make it stand out from the crowd.


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What is Qt for Automotive?

Qt is a complete toolkit with a massive class library and user-friendly design tools that makes software developers more productive and empowers designers to deploy to embedded hardware. Iterate more, prototype faster and create superior and consistent user experiences. Take a peek under the hood of some of Qt's featured Automotive users and learn how you also can take your cockpit to the next level.

Harman provides leading technology IVI systems & service innovations for the automotive industry. 


Harman used Qt to win the reddot award for their infotainment system and instrument cluster inside  the Mini Cooper.

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The Mercedes-Benz Concept EQ  has a digital instrument cluster and infotainment system in a single screen, screens on the doors streaming from the "mirrors", which are replaced by cameras. Maps can be displayed everywhere, even on the backseat screens, and the EQ can even project a cross-walk for pedestrians.


Mercedes-Benz' futuristic Concept EQ is a bright glimpse into both the future of car design #BuiltwithQt and software development.

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Rimac's Concept Two electric supercar has a 1,914-horsepower engine that enables a 0 to 60 mph acceleration in 1.85 seconds, making it one of the fastest cars in existence.


Rimac doesn't "just" want to build supercars, they want to build computers with wheels.

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AutoIO Technology is a leading Chinese LCD instrumentation solution provider, who develops fully configurable LCD instrumentation based on an intelligent operating system framework .


AutoIO uses Qt to optimize development, provide a smoother HMI, reduce launch times, and improve user experience.

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Gofore is an international digitalisation specialist made up of some 500 top industry experts. They support customers in various sectors tackling new challenges created by digitalisation.


GoFore's e-bike instrument cluster demo highlights how Qt supercharges collaboration designers and software engineers.

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Continental Engineering Services (CES) is the ideal engineering and production partner for solving technical challenges within the automotive and industrial sectors. Since 2006, CES has been a globally operating company, offering engineering services.

Continental Engineering Services

Qt has been an integral part of CES’s projects to build instrument clusters for sports cars and motorcycles.

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Qt empowers world's fastest electric supercar 

“We have used other development platforms in the past, but we realized quickly that they had limitations. With Qt it was really an ‘out-of-box’ experience and with the support of both their consultants we were able to leverage on their knowledge and create one of the most advanced In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) systems and instrument clusters on the market – from scratch”
- Goran Hacek IVI development coordinator, Rimac Automobili

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Why Qt for Automotive?

Boost your productivity, reduce your time to market while at the same time minimizing your risk. With Qt for Automotive allows you, focus on building innovative user experiences rather than infrastructure and the working environment

Unify the Digital Cockpit

Ensure consistency across your clusters, IVIs and HUDs. Qt uniquely enables this with one tool for all screens resulting in simplified engineering resourcing and the lowest TCO possible.

Rapid Iterations

No design comes off the drawing board perfect in the first iteration. Qt and it’s tooling is put together to make iterating your design fast so you go to the market with your best product. Getting the best result is an agile process.

Build your Ecosystem

Ensure both your own teams and 3rd parties are using the same tools and libraries. Your own branded Qt based SDK with ready-made UI elements and style guides will make your UX consistent across all screens and apps

A Complete Automotive Development Suite

Developed in collaboration with our technology partners, KDAB and Luxoft. A fully-fledged automotive software development toolkit built on the most powerful C++ cross-platform development framework.

Qt Automotive Suite

2D / 3D User interfaces

With Qt you can squeeze the most out of your hardware. Accelerate your development workflow from design to deployment and maintenance with Qt’s ready-made controls and out-of-the box functionality.

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Functional Safety

Qt Safe Renderer is ISO 26262 compliant and ASIL-D certified software component that enables and simplifies designing and developing safety-critical systems, such as digital instrument clusters.

Functional Safety

Device Creation

You can create modern user interfaces using Qt on top of multiple embedded hardware and OS combinations, from embedded Linux to Real-Time Operating Systems. .

Device Creation

Industry Leaders Innovate with Qt – and so Can You!

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