Making Use of DriversGlances onto the Screen for Explicit Gaze-Based Interaction

Dagmar Kern, Angela Mahr, Sandro Castronovo, Christian Müller

In: Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications. International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications (AutomotiveUI-2010) November 11-12 Pittsburgh Pennsylvania United States Seiten 110-113 ACM 11/2010.


Interaction with communication and infotainment systems in the car is common while driving. Our research investigates modalities and techniques that enable interaction with interactive applications while driving without compromising safety. In this paper we present the results of an experiment where we use eyegaze tracking in combination with a button on the steering wheel as explicit input substituting the interaction on the touch screen. This approach combines the advantages of direct interaction on visual displays without the drawbacks of touch screens. In particular the freedom of placement for the screen (even out of reach from the user) and that both hands remain on the steering wheel are the main advantages. The results show that this interaction modality is slightly slower and more distracting than a touch screen but it is significantly faster than automated speech interaction.


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Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence