Workhorse Dashboard

MichiganLabs was hired by Prefix, an automotive enginnering company based in Rochester Hills, Michigan, to design and develop a prototype dashboard system for the Workhorse W-15 Electric Truck. The app needed to be functional for demonstrations in the concept vehicle as well as deployed easily on various iPad devices to allow for quick distribution and updates to meet individual demonstration needs.

Overall, the dashboard portion of the project was on-time and on-budget and helped Workhorse present a fully-thought out dashboard prototype without requiring custom hardware. The app is being used in the concept vehicle and was recently featured in Motor Trend, USA Today, and Wired.

Build Elements & Features

Intuitive Design

The app features a touch screen design which is easy to use and intuitive.

Tire Pressure

The app allowed the driver to simulate checking the tire pressure.

Back-up Camera

In the center console, the app simulated a back-up camera for the user to see what was behind them.


The app showed the current weather and forecast for the next few hours. This would allow a driver to ensure weather conditions were fit for driving and on-time deliveries.


The app displays audio controls and the ability to listen to music right from the app.