2018 Hyundai Kona EV Uses DiSTI’s GL Studio® User Interface Software

Hyundai MOBIS adopts DiSTI’s user interface software, GL Studio, to develop the 2018 Kona Electric Vehicle instrument cluster.


Orlando, FL (June 04, 2018) – The DiSTI Corporation, leading provider of graphical user interface development software is delivering its GL Studio® software as the user interface layer for the instrument cluster in the 2018 Hyundai Kona Electric Vehicle (EV).

The 2018 Kona EV cluster, designed and built by Hyundai MOBIS, features an advanced instrument cluster in a full digital display that allows users to experience state-of-the-art graphical features and user-defined customization. Being entirely conceived in-house, Hyundai MOBIS used GL Studio for the creation of the simple and intuitive instrument cluster’s User Interface, which enables the LCD display to respond to both vehicle data and driver inputs to improve the ease of driver usability.

“With the global movement towards EV adoptions, we are excited and honored to be selected as a supplier by Hyundai MOBIS for both this and future digital display user interface development,” said Christopher Giordano, DiSTI’s Vice President of UX/UI Technology. “Our GL Studio technology, coupled with the engineering capability and cutting-edge design from Hyundai MOBIS, further establishes DiSTI’s innovative presence in the automotive industry. GL Studio’s UI Designer Workflow and built-in Safety Critical capabilities are poised to revolutionize the production lifecycle for vehicle instrumentation.”

For tight timelines, GL Studio’s built-in support for ISO 26262 Safety Critical UI development has been pre-certified up to ASIL D to aid in exceeding internal design demands.

DiSTI worked with Hyundai MOBIS to deliver this new platform and after a highly competitive evaluation process that included multiple proofs of concept iterations, Hyundai MOBIS adopted DiSTI’s GL Studio toolkit for its unmatched runtime engine performance, flexibility, rapid support, and ability to produce feature-rich, high-quality 3D embedded applications.

About DiSTI

DiSTI is the leading expert in the development of User Interface (UI) software for over 5,500 end users and 700 customers globally in 500 companies, military organizations, and business clientele from around the world, including Boeing, Jaguar Land Rover, and Nissan.

Our flagship product, GL Studio, enables programmers and developers to build high fidelity, safety critical 3D graphics that enhance the level of reliability, interactivity, and sophistication needed for embedded automotive applications – all while providing superior performance and visual quality.

DiSTI software and solutions are used to build both safety critical and non-safety critical embedded UI displays, and are used to create PC and Internet-based courseware and simulators.

As a full service provider, DiSTI offers a complement of custom programming, architecture, and development services in embedded target and training solutions for global automotive, aerospace, industrial, transportation, and medical markets.

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