The effect of road bumps on touch interaction in cars

Sven Mayer, Huy Viet Le, Alessandro Nesti, Niels Henze, Heinrich Bulthoff, Lewis L. Chuang

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Abstract

Touchscreens are a common fixture in current vehicles. With autonomous driving, we can expect touch interaction with such in-vehicle media systems to exponentially increase. In spite of vehicle suspension systems, road perturbations will continue to exert forces that can render in-vehicle touch interaction challenging. Using a motion simulator, we investigate how different vehicle speeds interact with road features (i.e., speed bumps) to influence touch interaction. We determine their effect on pointing accuracy and task completion time. We show that road bumps have a significant effect on touch input and can decrease accuracy by 19%. In light of this, we developed a Random Forest (RF) model that improves touch accuracy by 32.0% on our test set and by 22.5% on our validation set. As the lightweight model uses only features that can easily be determined through inertial measurement units, this model could be easily deployed in current automobiles.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 10th International ACM Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications, AutomotiveUI 2018
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages85-93
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781450359467
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Sep 23
Externally publishedYes
Event10th ACM International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications, AutomotiveUI 2018 - Toronto, Canada
Duration: 2018 Sep 232018 Sep 25

Other

Other10th ACM International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications, AutomotiveUI 2018
CountryCanada
CityToronto
Period18/9/2318/9/25

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Railroad cars
Vehicle suspensions
Touch screens
Units of measurement
Automobiles
Simulators

Keywords

  • Car
  • Center console
  • In-vehicle touchscreens
  • Offset correction model
  • On board entertainment system
  • Touch accuracy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Human-Computer Interaction

Cite this

Mayer, S., Le, H. V., Nesti, A., Henze, N., Bulthoff, H., & Chuang, L. L. (2018). The effect of road bumps on touch interaction in cars. In Proceedings - 10th International ACM Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications, AutomotiveUI 2018 (pp. 85-93). Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/3239060.3239071

The effect of road bumps on touch interaction in cars. / Mayer, Sven; Le, Huy Viet; Nesti, Alessandro; Henze, Niels; Bulthoff, Heinrich; Chuang, Lewis L.

Proceedings - 10th International ACM Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications, AutomotiveUI 2018. Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, 2018. p. 85-93.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Mayer, S, Le, HV, Nesti, A, Henze, N, Bulthoff, H & Chuang, LL 2018, The effect of road bumps on touch interaction in cars. in Proceedings - 10th International ACM Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications, AutomotiveUI 2018. Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, pp. 85-93, 10th ACM International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications, AutomotiveUI 2018, Toronto, Canada, 18/9/23. https://doi.org/10.1145/3239060.3239071
Mayer S, Le HV, Nesti A, Henze N, Bulthoff H, Chuang LL. The effect of road bumps on touch interaction in cars. In Proceedings - 10th International ACM Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications, AutomotiveUI 2018. Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. 2018. p. 85-93 https://doi.org/10.1145/3239060.3239071
Mayer, Sven ; Le, Huy Viet ; Nesti, Alessandro ; Henze, Niels ; Bulthoff, Heinrich ; Chuang, Lewis L. / The effect of road bumps on touch interaction in cars. Proceedings - 10th International ACM Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications, AutomotiveUI 2018. Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, 2018. pp. 85-93
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