Automotive Integration of Multi Modal Interaction Technologies (AIMMIT)
Purpose and goal
The objectives of this project have been to explore and propose solutions to communicate with vehicle systems and access in-car devices in a non-visual way or with less time consuming visual interaction. The project has given fundamental knowledge on which modality to use for which Human-Machine Interaction (HMI) input.
Expected results and effects
The project has been explorative to its character, and has included ideation phases in which modalities based on emerging technologies have been used in novel ways to outline new Human-Machine Interface (HMI) concepts. Concepts including Augmented Reality (AR) and Head Up Displays (HUD), gesture control, haptics, voice control and sounds have been explored. The project has given insights on how to design seamless multimodal HMI, i.e. interaction with appears natural to the user (driver) and which requires a minimum of mental effort.
Planned approach and implementation
The project started with identifying the theoretical foundations and different viewpoints relevant for the scope of the project regarding multimodal user interfaces. However, HMI concept ideation has been a focus in the project. In addition, evaluation methodology has been developed, such as using driving simulators and evaluations of HMI designs in Wizard-of-Oz cars on test tracks.