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Interaction Concepts for Automated Driving

  • Guido Meier-Arendt
Cover Story HMI

By using a test car, Continental is validating user experience and interaction concepts for automated driving. Volunteer studies under real-world driving conditions in combination with driving simulator studies make it possible to explore interaction concepts at a time when automated driving is not yet available on the road. First experience confirms that this approach is viable for iteratively refining the dialog between human and machine.

Changing Human-Machine Dialog

It is a matter of time until vehicles will be capable of chauffeuring the driver whenever he/she prefers. After all, cars will gradually take over more and more driving tasks over the oncoming years, so that the driver turns into a user who is free to engage in a variety of other pursuits. Prior to that, however, the driver needs to learn to trust the new technology and to develop an awareness of the current driving situation. This in turn means that the elements of the human-machine interaction need to exert a positive...


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© Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, part of Springer Nature 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  • Guido Meier-Arendt
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  1. 1.ContinentalBabenhausenGermany

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