The HCI is designed to minimize visual distractions and to keep the drivers‘ attention on the road. Traditional touch controls often require the driver to shift their gaze from the traffic scene to the screen, and thus away from the road. The HCI creates haptic reference points that allow drivers to safely control the car without taking their eyes off the road.
The system consists of various haptic controls, such as dials, sliders and scroll wheels, which are placed on a defined area of the center console. These adapt according to the selected context and provide the driver with the relevant control options. In addition, the HCI highlights the graphical interface elements when the driver touches a haptic element of control to indicate the link between haptic input and interface changes.
The HCI promotes safety by simplifying interaction with the car and minimizing visual distractions.
What I did in this project
- Model making
- Screen prototype
3rd Semester – Winter 2019