In-Vehicle Technologies: Experience & Research

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This page is devoted to discussions regarding specific in-vehicle technologies: cell phones, navigation systems, night vision systems, wireless Internet, and information and entertainment systems, among others. The purpose is to provide an avenue for drivers to share their experiences with, and impressions of these technologies so that benefits of these systems can be realized without causing unsafe driver distraction. Although specific in-vehicle devices are emphasized here, comment and discussion relevant to other non-technological or conventional sources of distraction are also welcome. Be sure to take or view results of our informal polls.

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Cell Phones
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Navigation Systems
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Night Vision Systems
Wireless Internet (E-mail)
   Speech-based Interaction with In-vehicle Computers: The Effect of Speech-based E-mail on Drivers’ Attention to the Roadway   5/31/00 11:52:26 AM

   E-Distraction: The Challenges for Safe and Usable Internet Services in Vehicles   5/31/00 12:04:41 PM

comments   Speech based E mail on drivers attention   7/6/00 1:42:05 PM

comments   E distractions the challenges   7/6/00 2:02:33 PM

comments   wireless internet (e-mail)   7/6/00 3:03:22 PM

comments   Hmmmmm....   7/11/00 7:36:53 AM

comments   Talk and Drive   7/12/00 11:27:20 AM

comments   talking to computers vs. talking to humans   7/12/00 12:49:01 PM

comments   talking to computers vs. talking to humans   7/12/00 12:49:21 PM

comments   This is an absolutely absurd idea   7/15/00 12:35:08 AM

comments   You *can* safely use e-mail while traveling...   7/15/00 11:47:07 AM

comments   Its a basic answer...   7/15/00 4:40:55 PM

comments   Cars MUST be connected to the internet.   7/15/00 10:41:58 PM

comments   voice controled emails   7/16/00 11:46:17 AM

comments   Re: OnStar   7/17/00 4:26:21 PM
Aaron   Steinfeld (Moderator)
Academia/ Research Firm

Refering to: voice controled emails

As a point of clarification, OnStar interactions are with a human over a cell phone connection. This operator has several advantages with respect to safety. First, they are adapted to talking with drivers; they are less likely to demand excessive amounts of attention. Secondly, the connection provides them with contextural information like location (via GPS) which reduces the amount of questions they need to ask the driver. I would describe OnStar interactions to be closer to those over cell phones than those with e-mail systems.

comments   Outlaw this dangerous distraction   7/19/00 9:15:56 AM

comments   Importance of life   7/19/00 10:54:48 AM

comments   You're nuts!   7/19/00 11:01:06 AM

comments   Time Waits for No one, nor do Emails   7/19/00 1:50:15 PM

comments   RE: Outlaw this dangerous distraction   7/19/00 2:07:37 PM

comments   Driver use is the problem, not passenger use   7/25/00 2:16:35 PM

comments   The Future vs. the Past   7/25/00 7:28:38 PM

comments   The Future vs. the Past   7/25/00 7:28:44 PM

comments   Conversation   7/26/00 10:14:57 AM

comments   No, You're nuts! Cars MUST be connected to the internet.   8/1/00 11:03:37 AM

comments   WHY???   8/5/00 9:00:13 AM

comments   You're Nuts   8/8/00 11:18:09 AM

comments   voice email   8/11/00 10:41:31 AM

comments   RE: You're Nuts   8/12/00 1:27:31 AM

comments   RE: Cars MUST be connected to the internet.   8/12/00 2:45:22 AM

comments   RE: No Your Nuts! Cars MUST be connected to the internet   8/12/00 7:42:00 AM
Information & Entertainment Systems