Workshop Day I Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Workshop registration

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM WORKSHOP A: One Interface for all: HMI and the Multi-Modal Commuter

With more connected features and services available to consumers
in the car, the user experience is a key differentiator.
The ease with which drivers will interact with the cloud in the
car will determine how quickly these services will be adopted
and will enhance customer satisfaction and retention.
Many current connected infotainment offerings fall short in specific
areas of the user experience, including issues with discoverability,
poor HMI, and services not optimized for a driver’s needs.
There is room for improvement and differentiation.
This interactive workshop will discuss how to optimize the user
experience by designing compelling connected solutions, including:
• Best practices for enhancing the user experience
• Future HMI advances and their impact
• Driver distraction considerations
• Impact of autonomous vehicles on HMI

Moderator to be announced soon

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM WORKSHOP B: Optimised planning procedures for vehicle integration of displays

During this workshop you are invited to actively discuss how to optimize the planning process of integrating new display technologies into the automotive cockpit. What considerations must be made at all stages of the development of a new display concept. Topics that will be covered include:
• How to realize a homogeneous appearance of multiple displays with different technologies in a vehicle covering all environmental conditions?
• Demand on High speed interface links for high resolution displays
• Safety requirements for automotive displays (instrument clusters, Head-Up-Displays, rear-view-displays)
• How to design the interior in order to provide efficient display technology upgrades during vehicle life-cycle

Moderator to be announced soon

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM 11:30 – 12:30 Networking luncheon

12:30 PM - 3:00 PM WORKSHOP C: Smart HMI for autonomous cars

After a short warm-up on automated driving State of the Art HMI
and the need and challenges for special HMI solutions we will
directly tackle the key questions:
• How do we have to design transition from and into automated
• How driver states and traits adaptive can this transition be?
• Which are the requirements for HMI to provide a good system
awareness during automated driving?
• How can we keep the driver in the loop and offer at the same
time a benefit of automation?
Participants will work together on those questions guided by
exemplary use cases from soon to come automated driving
maneuvers. Last but not least we will discuss the advantages
of different evaluation tools for automated HMI:
Driving Simulators, Co-piloted vehicles, Test Tracks, Field Tests.
Moderator to be announced soon

12:30 PM - 3:00 PM WORKSHOP D: Display Performance & Standardization for Future Automotive Display Systems

Dr. David Hermann, Technical Expert – Visual Performance & Display Technology, Volvo Car Corporation AB
Automotive display technology is developing at a fast pace, with OEM:s being challenged to provide Consumer-Electronics (CE)-like display performance in a cost-effective way through the vehicle’s own displays which, in addition, have to meet considerably stricter reliability, quality, safety and readability requirements than their CE counterparts. Moreover, a vehicle’s product life-cycle is considerably longer than that of a CE display device. This workshop will discuss how to meet these apparently contradictory performance requirements.
After an introduction by the moderator, the participants are encouraged to come up with suggestions for each of the points below, and the discussion will be guided through these by the moderator:
· Display resolution: How much is needed from a visual as well as a “marketing” point of view, and how can this be balanced versus the capabilities of high-speed interface links?
· Color gamut and color depth: How much color is needed and how many intermediate color levels are required to provide a CE-like experience in the vehicle – and what is the system impact of “more color”?
· CE-display devices are rarely optimized for sunlight readability since they are mainly of high-gloss (due to high resolution to avoid the sparkle effect) and mostly without antireflective coatings. Vehicle displays, however, are mounted in fixed orientations in the dashboard, hence sunlight readability and the management of direct and indirect illumination situations on the display become vital for a vehicle display. How are these aspects best managed for a vehicle display?
· How do interactive technologies, such as touch, affect the other parameters such as resolution, color and sunlight readability?
· Would a standardization or a certification of automotive displays aid the industry in sourcing effectively high-performing vehicle displays?


Dr. David Hermann

Technical Expert – Visual Performance & Display Technology
Volvo Car Corporation AB

3:00 PM - 3:15 PM 15:00 – 15:15 Networking break

3:15 PM - 5:45 PM WORKSHOP E: Estimating Compliance with the NHTSA Visual-Manual Distraction Guidelines

The goal of this workshop is to give delegates in the workshop
practice in using the calculation methods described in the presentation,
specifically to determine if a visual-manual interface
(either in vehicle or mobile) complies with the NHTSA guidelines.
The workshop will begin with an overview of the NHTSA
guidelines. Subsequently, one or more example interfaces will
be selected (e.g, a Garmin navigation system). Task completion
times for several tasks will be determined by small groups in the
class (3 preferred) working together using data from SAE J2365
and other newer sources. Likely tasks to be explored include a
settings change, POI, and street address entry. The advantage of
these estimation methods is that they take a fraction of the time
of the experimental methods (e.g., visual occlusion) specified by
NHTSA, but they can be just as accurate. For this workshop, delegates
will find having a laptop computer with Excel to be helpful
and we will need to able to transfer data (Excel macros, VB
interface simulation) to each computer to use in the workshop.

Paul Green, Research Professor and Leader Driver Interface Group,
University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, USA

3:15 PM - 5:45 PM WORKSHOP F:Moving exterior side view mirrors into the interior as displays

One reason why tomorrow's car interiors could see more OLED screens is the gradual disappearance of the exterior rearview mirror. Given that wing mirrors add weight, cost and wind resistance to the car, it is easy to see why automakers wish to eliminate them thereby creating a sleeker look. As suppliers anticipate a change to mirror regulations ('mirrorless cars' were made street legal in Japan last June), many are developing mirrorless systems using vehicle-mounted cameras and dashboard monitors.
• Mirror display technology overview and best practices
• Optimized design integration into existing dashboards
• Alternative design solutions