Automated Vehicle HMI Report Released

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July 13: TU-Automotive has announced the release of their brand new 40-page Automated Vehicle HMI Report to explore the role of the HMI in bridging the gap between fully autonomous vehicles and the driver.

As the autonomous vehicle storms the headlines, TU-Automotive has been conducting extensive research into the steps that need to be taken to get this new technology onto the road. Autonomous technology is not yet ready to handle all driving conditions. The Human Machine Interface (HMI) is therefore crucial for the driver to safely take control of the vehicle. The brand new 40-page HMI for Automated vehicle report maps out in detail the routes the industry is taking to achieve HMI success.

Ruthana Foulkes, VP of research at TU-Automotive said: “Whilst the industry is taking huge steps to get to fully autonomous vehicles, we are still a way off. In the meantime the HMI is the crucial component to allow active safety services to continue to develop. Without the ability to safety and efficiently transition between the car and human, developments are limited, which means road hours and data sets are limited and therefore impede progress. This report offers a concise update of current research and how to develop the HMI for vehicles on the roadway to the driverless car.”

TU-Automotive interviewed 12 experts including Texas Instruments DLP® Automotive, Carnegie Mellon University and Volkswagen Group of America to create this report. It includes practical insights from 4 case studies featuring the AdaptIVe Automated Driving Project and Mercedes-Benz Distronic Plus to help readers bring their offerings up-to-speed with the cutting edge of HMI development. Consistent HMI vs. unique brand experience, operator engagement, consumer acceptance, human interaction and potential market growth are all covered in the report.

Key Takeaways from the Report

  • 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?

The report is available to buy from this week. Full contents and list of figures are available on the website:

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