The report looks into the role of HMI in facilitating driver engagement, car-to-driver communication and car-to-driver takeover of control. This is key for two main reasons:
- As the autonomous technology is not ready to handle all driving conditions, the driver will be required to take control in certain situations, hence HMI and the User Interface are crucial to ensure the driver's contextual awareness (i.e. keep the driver/user engaged enough in the driving task and what's happening around them so that he/she can take control back quickly as needed).
- Given that every OEM has access to similar-quality hardware/sensors, HMI becomes the unique feature OEMs have to differentiate their brand.
- Who is using the automated vehicle? A look at risk taking, complacency, distraction, vigilance decrement, and drowsiness as factors that complicate human-machine interaction
- Consistent HMI vs. Unique Brand Experience: Should automated vehicle HMI design be standardized?
- Operator engagement: What are the HMI options are being proposed to keep operators engaged in monitoring the roadway, as well as being contextually aware of the automation?
- Consumer acceptance: How can HMI can boost consumers' trust?
- Market growth: What will be next for automated vehicles?
- Case Study 1: Practical Examples of how a Staged TOR (Take-Over Request) Alert could be used Featuring the 2015 Mercedes-Benz Distronic Plus with Steering Assist and Stop&Go Pilot System and the 2015 Audi Traffic Jam Assist System
- Case Study 2: How Long Does it Take to Get the Driver Back in the Loop?
- Case Study 3: How Traffic Situations and Non-Driving Related Tasks Affect the Take-Over
- Case Study 4: The AdaptIVe Automated Driving Project Quality
- Alan Rankin, Texas Instruments DLP® Automotive
- Aaron Steinfeld, Carnegie Mellon University
- Barbara Wendling, Volkswagen Group of America
- Bobbie Seppelt, Touchstone Evaluations
- Brian Lathrop, Volkswagen Group of America
- Christopher Andrews, Visteon Corporation
- Christian Gold, Technische Universität München
- Chunka Mui, Devil's Advocate Group
- James Foley, Toyota Technical Center
- Myra Blanco, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute
- Natasha Merat, University of Leeds
- Simon Fellin, Neonode Technologies
Who is the report for?
- Autonomous ADAS and HMI R&D job titles within OEMs and Tier 1s
Companies that have bought previous editions of this report include:
- Hyundai Mobis
- Toyota Motor Europe
- LG Electronics
- Fujitsu Ten
The HMI for the Automated Vehicle report provides insight from key industry experts on how to enable safe interaction with automated vehicles, the complexities surrounding this emerging technology and the rising opportunities it will open up with new revenue streams.
Greg Fitch, Research Scientist, Virgina Tech Transportation Institute author of this report is a leading academic in Automated Vehicle Systems. Greg led the User Experience Group in the Center for Automated Vehicle Systems at the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute focussing in how to apply human factors to the design, testing, and evaluation of automated vehicles to help ensure that they work as expected, benefit users, and do not unintentionally jeopardize transportation safety.
Before its publication, this report will have undergone a rigorous four step process:
- Industry research
- Case Studies
At the very beginning of the project 25 calls were conducted with experts representing a broad spectrum of the automotive telematics industry in order to identify:
- Key industry trends
- Challenges and opportunities facing executives
- Significant information gaps
This report not only has contributions from leading industry experts including Volkswagon, Toyota, Texas instruments and many more but also we've provided four practical case studies from companies at the forefront of this emerging trend.