Today, vehicles are equipped with a rapidly increasing amount of interactive technology and devices. If these devices are not properly designed, there is a risk of overloading the driver with information in the wrong situations. That's why research on human-machine interface design and smart workload management is becoming increasingly important.
Since the majority of road accidents are at least partly caused by driver inattention, intelligent workload management of system-initiated information has the potential to reduce accidents.
Collision mitigation, curve speed warning, blind spot detection, drowsiness warning, lane keeping support, GPS, eco driving features, mp3 players, mobile phones and work information are all examples of technology that makes the vehicle smarter, but also risks giving the driver too much information.
To solve these issues Volvo Group is working on a large number of solutions.