Blog: Connected Vehicles and HMI
Dave Leggett | 21 September 2012
Once upon a time you could get in a car and the only thing you had to concern yourself with was driving the car and possibly tuning the radio to a station broadcasting something that you actually want to listen to. That can still be the case, of course, but there are plenty of other things that can now compete for the driver's attention – from the hands-free phone, to the satnav, music library and much more. And increasingly, there's the integration of mobile device systems and the content that they can manage, with your car's system.
The Human Machine Interface (HMI) is at the heart of things. How can HMI systems be designed for ease of use whilst minimising driver distraction? What is the best way forward for developing common integration standards and base operating systems to speed innovation and maximise return on investment?
There are some big questions surrounding vehicle connectivity, for sure. There's an event in London next week – check out the agenda and speakers, looks good - that I have been made aware of that ought to provide some useful insights to those sorts of issues. Looking forward to hearing more about 'gesture control'. We'll be there.
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