Published: November 4, 2014 | Van Buren Township, MI
Visteon recently unveiled an automotive cockpit concept demonstrating how drivers can select certain controls through eye movement and head direction. Hidden eye-tracking cameras capture this data to deliver an advanced human-machine interaction (HMI).
This concept has received interest from auto manufacturers and has also impressed vehicle owners. Prior to the final build of the concept, Visteon presented an early version to consumers at a research clinic, where 81 percent of respondents felt that the system was easy to operate and 78 percent found it enjoyable to use. The objective of the HMeye cockpit concept was to develop an HMI control solution that enabled drivers to keep their hands on the wheel, potentially mitigating distraction. Vehicle controls such as the radio, cabin temperature and navigation all can be operated through the drivers’ eyes.
“The eye gaze feature and steering wheel controls provide fast response time,” said Paul Morris, innovation manager at Visteon. “This has the potential to improve safety by minimizing the driver’s eye movement away from the road and keeping his or her hands on the wheel.”
Please check out the concept video for more information:-