Information and communication technology changes the way drivers interact with their environment. Additional or improved possibilities for driving, working, entertainment, or exchanging messages are or will become reality in modern vehicles. As a general rule, increased functionality normally produces higher complexity for handling. It is a key challenge of good human machine interface (HMI) design to overcome this rule. As a specific demand of the driving situation with a primary HMI related to the driving task, any additional HMI must fit into the already existing physical and mental load. If not, traffic safety will be influenced by secondary tasks a driver can or will fulfill while driving and, therefore, user interfaces in vehicles need special properties. This paper explores a number of issues and questions that relate to how well new HMI solutions will be able to contribute to improved safety for automobile drivers.

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    • Haller, R
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  • Publication Date: 2000


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  • Accession Number: 00796087
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: VTI konferens 13A, Part 1
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 27 2000 12:00AM