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A Holistic Approach to Vehicle HMI with Multi-Modal Systems by Colin Pawsey


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What do Volvo, Nissan and Mitsubishi have in common?

Have you ever heard of Nissan's smart rear-view mirror, Volvo and Apple's CarPlay system, Mitsubishi’s ‘Ultra-Simple HMI’? These are the latest responses to the big challenges of multi-modal HMI systems development adding to driver safety and minimizing distractions during the car ride.

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A Holistic Approach to Vehicle HMI with Multi-Modal Systems by Colin Pawsey

  1. 1. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ---------- IQPC GmbH | Friedrichstr. 94 | D-10117 Berlin, Germany t: +49 (0) 30 2091 3274 | f: +49 (0) 30 2091 3263 | e: | w: Visit Automotive IQ for a portfolio of topic-related events, congresses and conferences: A Holistic Approach to Vehicle HMI with Multi-Modal Systems By Colin Pawsey Connectivity in vehicles has come on leaps and bounds over the last few years, and in a similar vein to the technological explosion we experienced when smart phones were first introduced, we are now seeing the same scramble to implement new features into our cars. The paying public are demanding to be connected in their vehicles, and manufacturers are keen to provide better, more exciting services to differentiate their brand and stay ahead of the competition. However, as we have seen in the mobile phone market, just because you can develop something doesn’t necessarily mean you should. There have been a multitude of technologies and applications which have swiftly been consigned to the scrapheap when it became clear they were of no real use to the end user. The rapidly growing development of connected features in vehicles is putting a huge emphasis on the development of HMI systems capable of effectively managing them. Unlike the mobile market, the automotive market has one very specific and important factor to consider – the safety of the driver. For consumers to be able to stay connected and take advantage of new features and applications, it is essential that the HMI system becomes a sophisticated user interface, able to interact with the driver, provide detailed information from a number of sources, and actively improve safety, reducing the chances of an incident. This is a tall order, and most manufacturers are now coming round to the idea that one type of user interface is not necessarily the best way forward; but that the HMI