HMI for integrated infotainment functions in nomadic devices - How can we make the driver more safe
Paper in proceedings, 2009
It is a well-known fact that nomadic devices usage while driving can cause driver distraction that might lead to accidents. A proposed solution to increase safety might be an integrated in-vehicle gateway. There is a need to understand how integrated in-vehicle interface solutions are feasible to solve possible integration problems. Cooperation between stake-holders is needed to satisfy the end-users. In this report, we present the feasibility study and two laboratory studies. The feasibility study shows that there are positive attitudes towards integrated solutions. Two laboratory studies with simulator confirmed the safety advantages with integrated interface compared to nomadic device use while driving. The integrated interface design should focus on usability to reduce interaction complexity to support easier interaction and safer driving. However, the negative effects of distraction caused by performing the secondary task cannot be completely reduced. Therefore a Zonal adaptive management workload system is proposed that focus on driver performance factors as well as external traffic situations to have better predictive effects.
Workload management systems
Integrated in-vehicle display