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Industry insight: Telematics and the human-machine interface

This special 'Industry insight' brings together TU’s comprehensive coverage of the latest advances in human-machine interfaces (HMIs).

The dynamics of a dynamic HMI
Andrew Thompson and Jan Stojaspal report on how situation awareness can make for a more personalized, less distracting human-machine interface (HMI).

Telematics and smartphone lessons in product differentiation

Andrew Thompson looks at what happens to product differentiation once OEMs begin to let go of their proprietary platforms and start going the way of smartphones. 

Interpret this! Gesture recognition and HMI design

Safety concerns may ultimately drive demand for in-car hand gesture technology. But will it become standard, or simply a sideshow to the HMI mix? Brian Kenety and Jan Stojaspal report. 


Gamification and telematics

Susan Kuchinskas looks at early examples of using the principles of game play to make driving safer – and maybe more fun.


Telematics and operating systems: The ‘open’ versus ‘closed’ debate, part I

What offers the best opportunities for the future of infotainment: proprietary systems or open innovation? Jan Stojaspal finds out

Telematics and operating systems: The ‘open’ versus ‘closed’ debate, part II

What offers the best opportunities for the future of infotainment: proprietary systems or open innovation? Jan Stojaspal finds out

The smartphone as a model for telematics HMIs, part I

As smartphones become the center of our increasingly connected lifestyles, drivers are starting to expect their in-car infotainment to mimic the experience. Jan Stojaspal reports on how human-machine interface (HMI) designers are keeping up

The smartphone as a model for telematics HMIs, part II

As smartphones become the center of our increasingly connected lifestyles, drivers are starting to expect their in-car infotainment to mimic the experience. Jan Stojaspal reports on how human-machine interface (HMI) designers are keeping up

Telematics, HMIs and perfecting the user experience

Susan Kuchinskas examines the next generation of human/machine interfaces designed to provide the right information and controls at the right time

Telematics and virtualization tech

Jan Stojaspal reports on advances in virtualization technologies that could enable apps and safety-critical functions to share the same hardware without disrupting each other

Telematics and apps: New displays for new kinds of content

Dashboard displays must evolve to support new content and services. Susan Kuchinskas looks at how that evolution will drive innovation

Telematics and digital displays: The case for context-aware HMIs

Susan Kuchinskas looks at how digital displays could reduce distraction and provide easy access to infotainment

Telematics: What’s next for apps and services, part I

In the first of a two-part series, Jan Stojaspal outlines how the in-car experience is being enhanced through increasingly sophisticated telematics

Telematics: What’s next for apps and services, part II

In the second of a two-part series, Jan Stojaspal outlines how the in-car experience is being enhanced through increasingly sophisticated telematics

Can voice recognition make telematics services safer?

Twiddling with your phone while driving is dangerous. Susan Kuchinsk evaluates competing studies about the safest way to access infotainment

Telematics, smartphones and the future of connected infotainment

Jan Stojaspal investigates how smartphones are starting to complement embedded telematics solutions

Telematics and voice recognition: Overcoming the tech challenges

Susan Kuchinskas explores how automakers and tech vendors are making voice commands as intuitive as speaking

Telematics and speech recognition: Finally ready for prime time?

Susan Kuchinskas analyzes the opportunities and challenges of the voice interface

Telematics: The user interface as strategic advantage

Susan Kuchinskas reports on how OEMs are using the human-machine interface to enhance brand distinctiveness


Executive Viewpoints

Video: Luxoft on overcoming fragmentation in HMI design
Serkan Arslan, director, global business development automotive, Luxoft, on the importance of not getting stuck on any one particular mode of interaction when designing automotive HMI of the future.

MTS and the multimodal approach to HMI design

Dave McNamara, president of MTS, on driver distraction and the gamut of HMI design options available to mitigate it. 

Video: Continental on connected car safety and multiuser HMI

Robert Gee, product line manager – connected systems & services, Continental Automotive, on global infotainment platforms, local content, car safety and how new car buying has gone from viewing the engine to playing with in-vehicle electronics.

Video: Ford on smartphone integration and vehicle safety

John Ellis, global technologist, connected services, Ford Motor Company, on smartphone integration, car safety, faster innovation cycles and the need to create a bigger playing field for developers of in-vehicle apps.

Video: Daimler on augmenting driver's comfort and safety with AR

Marc Necker, manager, augmented reality, Daimler, on Daimler’s plans with augmented reality and how the technology can help the adoption of autonomous cars. 

Video: Porsche and the connected sports car enthusiast
Michael Wanzeck, leader development interactive and multimedia, Porsche, on the carmaker’s philosophy on connected infotainment.

Video: Luxoft on mitigating driver distraction through situation-aware HMI
Vasily Suvorov, VP technology strategy, Luxoft, on how situation awareness can make for a more personalized and less distracting human-machine interface (HMI).

Video: Jaguar Land Rover and customer-centric approach to apps
Peter Virk, head of connected technologies and apps, Jaguar Land Rover, on listening to customers when designing in-vehicle infotainment, smartphone integration and using vehicle data to make apps intelligent.

Video: Open on building automotive HMI to fit the individual

David Voss, technical lead engineer for HMI, Adam Opel, on the importance of designing an in-car user experience that is both intuitive and customizable.

Video: NNG on the future of navigation and LBS

Jim Nardulli, senior vice president, automotive OEM sales, NNG, on the future of navigation and why mirroring a smartphone app in an automotive head unit is “absolutely a horrendous idea.” 

Video: GM on smartphone trends shaping the connected car

Nick Pudar, director, global connected consumer, General Motors, on controlled openness and adapting the smartphone app concept for the connected vehicle. 

Viepoint: HMI design for the complex connected vehicle
Satish Patil, chief designer, Tata Elxsi, on the complexity of today's connected cars and the HMI design challenges they present.

Video: OEMs get hands-on with IVI system development

Kyle Walworth, vice president, solutions and strategy for automotive, Symphony Teleca, on car OEMs getting more hands-on when it comes to IVI system development. 

Viewpoint: Confronting distracted driving through cross-industry collaboration
Brant Huddleston, principal of Danbra, on the need to confront the current epidemic of distracted driving with the same intensity that was once used to protect the public against harmful food-drug and drug-drug interactions.

Video: The future of HMI design

Vasily Suvorov, vice president technology strategy, Luxoft, on multi-screen technology, Big Data and the need for driver-centric workload management. 


Video: Controlled openness in HMI innovation

Douglas Claus, department manager for product requirements, development & ConnectedDrive, BMW, on encouraging outside innovation while maintaining a distinct sense of brand identity.

Viewpoint: The next (small) step for in-vehicle voice technology

Tom Schalk, vice president of voice technology, Agero Connected Services, on transforming the conventional talk button through a simple “tap or say” prompt.

Podcast: Consumer electronics and IVI

Mike T. Stipe, senior vice president for worldwide sales and marketing, BSQUARE Corporation, on the convergence of consumer electronics and in-vehicle infotainment (IVI).

Podcast: Gesture recognition and HMI

Derek Joyce, manager of product public relations, Hyundai Motor America, on augmenting the automotive human-machine interface with gesture controls.

Viewpoint: How mobile technology is accelerating the auto industry

Danny Shapiro, director of automotive, NVIDIA, on keeping the connected car up-to-date without succumbing to the frenetic pace of smartphone innovation.

Q&A: Telematics and voice control technology

David McNamara, principal of McNamara Technology Solutions, on innovations in voice control technology and how they play into the bigger question of developing safe and highly usable HMIs

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