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

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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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Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications (AutomotiveUI 2010)
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherACM
Pages102-109
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-0437-5
DOIs
StatePublished - 11 Nov 2010
Event2nd International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications 2010 - Pittsburg, United States

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PublisherACM

Conference

Conference2nd International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications 2010
Abbreviated titleAutomotiveUI 2010
CountryUnited States
CityPittsburg
Period11/11/1012/11/10
Other11-12 Nov 2010
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Vibrations (mechanical)
Information systems

Keywords

  • IR-74585
  • METIS-275697
  • Multimodal interfaces
  • interruption management
  • in-vehicle information systems
  • EWI-18769
  • EC Grant Agreement nr.: FP7/100249

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Cao, Y., van der Sluis, F., Theune, M., op den Akker, H. J. A., & Nijholt, A. (2010). Evaluating Informative Auditory and Tactile Cues for In-Vehicle Information Systems. In Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications (AutomotiveUI 2010) (pp. 102-109). New York: ACM. DOI: 10.1145/1969773.1969791

Cao, Y.; van der Sluis, Frans; Theune, Mariet; op den Akker, Hendrikus J.A.; Nijholt, Antinus / Evaluating Informative Auditory and Tactile Cues for In-Vehicle Information Systems.

Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications (AutomotiveUI 2010). New York : ACM, 2010. p. 102-109.

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewConference contribution

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Cao, Y, van der Sluis, F, Theune, M, op den Akker, HJA & Nijholt, A 2010, Evaluating Informative Auditory and Tactile Cues for In-Vehicle Information Systems. in Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications (AutomotiveUI 2010). ACM, New York, pp. 102-109, 2nd International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications 2010, Pittsburg, United States, 11-12 November. DOI: 10.1145/1969773.1969791

Evaluating Informative Auditory and Tactile Cues for In-Vehicle Information Systems. / Cao, Y.; van der Sluis, Frans; Theune, Mariet; op den Akker, Hendrikus J.A.; Nijholt, Antinus.

Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications (AutomotiveUI 2010). New York : ACM, 2010. p. 102-109.

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewConference contribution

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Cao Y, van der Sluis F, Theune M, op den Akker HJA, Nijholt A. Evaluating Informative Auditory and Tactile Cues for In-Vehicle Information Systems. In Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications (AutomotiveUI 2010). New York: ACM. 2010. p. 102-109. Available from, DOI: 10.1145/1969773.1969791