Evaluating Informative Auditory and Tactile Cues for In-Vehicle Information Systems


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Cao, Yujia and Sluis, Frans van der and Theune, Mariët and Akker, Rieks op den and Nijholt, Anton (2010) Evaluating Informative Auditory and Tactile Cues for In-Vehicle Information Systems. In: Second International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications, AutomotiveUI 2010, 11-12 November 2010, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (pp. pp. 102-109).

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Abstract:As in-vehicle information systems are increasingly able to obtain and deliver information, driver distraction becomes a larger concern. In this paper we propose that informative interruption cues (IIC) can be an effective means to support drivers’ attention management. As a first step, we investigated the design and presentation modality of IIC that conveyed not only the arrival but also the priority level of a message. Both sound and vibration cues were created for four different priority levels and tested in 5 task conditions
that simulated possible perceptional and cognitive load in real driving situations. Results showed that the cues were quickly learned, reliably detected, and quickly and accurately identified. Vibration was found to be a promising alternative for sound to deliver IIC, as vibration cues were identified more accurately and interfered less with driving. Sound cues also had advantages in terms of shorter response time and more (reported) physical comfort.
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Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS)
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Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/publications/74585
Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1969773.1969791
Conference URL:http://www.auto-ui.org/
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