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

Y. Cao, Frans van der Sluis, Mariet Theune, Hendrikus J.A. op den Akker, Antinus Nijholt

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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.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications (AutomotiveUI 2010)
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
    Pages102-109
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-0437-5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 11 Nov 2010
    Event2nd International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications 2010: Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications, AutomotiveUI 2010 - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Pittsburg, United States
    Duration: 11 Nov 201012 Nov 2010
    Conference number: 2
    https://www.auto-ui.org/10/

    Publication series

    Name
    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
    Internet address

    Keywords

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

    Cite this

    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: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). https://doi.org/10.1145/1969773.1969791