Video: Luxoft on mitigating driver distraction through situation-aware HMI

Video: Luxoft on mitigating driver distraction through situation-aware HMI

In this video from Telematics Munich 2013, Vasily Suvorov, VP technology strategy, Luxoft, talks to TU's Jan Stojaspal about how to mitigate driver distraction through dynamic HMIs that adjust to the driver's stress levels.

According to Suvorov, what needs to be at the heart of a dynamic HMI is a system capable of gauging the driver’s workload by analyzing feedback from various car sensors, including speed, how gas pedal and brakes are used, position of the steering wheel and real-time traffic information.

“I envision, for example, HMIs that will understand the driver's schedule, correlate that with real-time traffic situation, driver preferences and offer an optimal route,” he says. Once the driver’s workload is well understood, he continues, “we can make decisions as to what information, user interface … need to be presented to the driver at any particular moment in time.”

The busier the driver gets, the more simplified his navigation map may get, for example. Another way of mitigating distraction is by engaging passengers to help under particularly difficult driving conditions. “For example, if I am driving and the road condition requires most of my attention,” Suvorov says, “then my passenger with a connected mobile device can assist me with navigation or answering calls.”

Jan Stojaspal is the executive editor of Telematics Update.

For all the latest telematics trends, check out Telematics for Fleet Management Europe 2014 on March 12-13 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Content and Apps for Automotive Europe 2014 on April 8-9 in Munich, Germany, Insurance Telematics Europe 2014 on May 6-7 in London, Telematics India and South Asia 2014 on May 28-29 in Bangalore, India, Insurance Telematics Canada 2014 on May 28-29 in Toronto, Telematics Detroit 2014 on June 4-5 in Novi, Michigan, Advanced Automotive Safety USA 2014 on July 8-9 in Novi, Michigan, and Telematics Munich 2014 on Nov. 10-11 in Munich, Germany.

For exclusive telematics business analysis and insight, check out TU’s reports: Telematics Connectivity Strategies Report 2013The Automotive HMI Report 2013Insurance Telematics Report 2013 and Fleet & Asset Management Report 2012

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