The instrument cluster is a core feature of the GMC Hummer EV, providing the driver with important data and metrics related to the vehicle's capabilities and electric vehicle-specific attributes. As with every modern HMI it's designed to be easy to read at a glance, with its own custom typeface, carefully designed to reflect the angularity of the vehicle.
The Hummer EV's HMI design is inspired by GMC's influence on the space program in the 1960s, with a lunar backdrop that creates a futuristic feel. The design also emphasises clarity over decoration, with a tactical layout that makes it easy to find the information needed.
To optimise usability in varying light conditions, the instrument cluster automatically adjusts its layout from dark to light depending on the conditions. This transition is visually striking, with the lunar backdrop responding to changes in lighting conditions in real-time.
Throughout the Hummer EV Digital Experience, there are several key interactions that celebrate the vehicle's capabilities and performance. These include changing modes to access different driving environments, activating the CrabWalk feature to move diagonally, and leveraging the Pitch & Roll widget to use the vehicle's real-time gyroscopic component. Watts to Freedom is another exciting feature that allows for a crazy high-speed launch sequence.
For off-road adventures, the Hummer EV's off-road app provides access to a range of instruments and visualisations that help drivers navigate difficult terrain. This app is a useful tool for anyone looking to explore the great outdoors in their Hummer EV.
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