Fluid interface concept for automated driving

Paolo Pretto, Norah Joana Neuhuber, Peter Moertl

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The biggest challenge for a human-machine interface in highly automated vehicles is to provide enough information to the potentially unaware human operator to induce an appropriate response avoiding cognitive overload. Current interface design struggles to provide timely and relevant information tailored for future driver’s needs. Therefore, a new human-centered approach is required to connect drivers, vehicles and infrastructures and account for non-driving related activities in the forthcoming automated vehicles. A viable solution derives from a holistic approach that merges technological tools with human factors knowledge, to enable the understanding and resolution of potential usability, trust and acceptance issues. In this paper, the human factors challenges introduced by automated driving provide the starting point for the conceptualization of a new Fluid interface. The requirements for the new concept are derived from a systematic analysis of the necessary interactions among driver, vehicle and environment. Therefore, the characteristics, components and functions of the interface are described at a theoretical level and compared to alternative solutions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHCI in Mobility, Transport, and Automotive Systems. Automated Driving and In-Vehicle Experience Design - 2nd International Conference, MobiTAS 2020, Held as Part of the 22nd HCI International Conference, HCII 2020, Proceedings
Subtitle of host publicationAutomated Driving and In-Vehicle Experience Design. HCII 2020
EditorsHeidi Krömker
Place of PublicationCham
Number of pages17
Publication statusPublished - 2020
EventHCI International 2020: 22nd International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction - Virtuell, Denmark
Duration: 19 Jul 202024 Jul 2020

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science


ConferenceHCI International 2020


  • Adaptive interface
  • Automated driving
  • Mobility needs

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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