Mitsubishi develops Ultra-simple HMI for In-car Device Operation
Mitsubishi Electric’s Ultra-simple HMI predicts a car driver’s needs for the safe and easy operation of vehicle equipment in one or two steps in less than 15 seconds. Mitsubishi Electric’s highly intelligent human-machine interface (HMI) technology bases its predictions on operational history and current conditions to minimize the steps and time required to operate the vehicle’s four primary on-board devices, namely, navigation system, phone, air conditioner and audio-visual equipment. Touch & Voice HMI enables operations to be completed within two operations and 15 seconds, compared to 10 operations requiring up to 90 seconds in conventional systems.
Operational history covers past destinations and routes, searches and in-car device usage. Current conditions include car location, speed, fuel level and other driving conditions and current traffic, school zones and other road conditions. A prediction agent precisely estimates the driver’s three most likely operations for the four primary devices and displays them on a head-up display (HUD) positioned above the dashboard and directly in front of the driver. The voice-recognition technology uses locally stored navigation data and cloud-stored destination data covering some 10 million up-to-date locations for accurate recognition of voice commands. The HUD incorporates a large 17.2-inch display with brightness of up to 13,000 cd/m2 for safe, easy operation of in-car devices.