For the first time, the Unreal Engine will be used in a consumer automobile, as all displays in the new GMC Hummer EV are powered by the very same software that enables some of the most popular and visually stunning video games on the market.
Finally! I always thought car infotainment systems had primitive graphics, this is way overdue! Reminds me of the new Starwars movies wherein they use the graphics on their screens from the original Starwars movies from the 70s...for authenticity to boot! lol
No other car company has stepped up to the level of updates and bug fixes that Telsa has, but even they are slow and rarely fix all the bugs. Software is the nemesis of today's cars. By and large in my opinion. Until the car makers get dead serious about updating their software, they will be the worst part of technology today.
Next step: Adding Crysis mode, where at a random moment during driving your speedometer gets replaced by a random level from the game. You can control the character by moving the steering wheel and pedals. It should have minimal impact on your driving performance, except on highways.
Oh man, that’s even worse. So I pay for the hardware without being able to use it?! I was just thinking about $.99 pretty skins for the infotainment system. Well I guess a BMW is not in my future, but I’m not exactly the target tax bracket for that anyway.
Sorry, no thanks! I don't want or need all that crap in a vehicle. I'd rather have a small display that IS NOT touch controlled. Buttons, knobs, dials are easier to use, if you need to use them while driving and are not as much of a distraction, as a full touch screen you have to look at, to figure out where to place your finger. To each their own, but I don't care for it.