Seamless Mobility: Individual Mobility Profiles for a Better Usability of Shared Vehicles

Moritz Kümmerling; Christian Heilmann

In: Constantine Stephanidis (Hrsg.). HCI International 2013 - Posters’ Extended Abstracts. Human Computer Interaction International Conferences (HCII-2013), 15th, July 21-26, Las Vegas, NV, USA, Pages 318-322, No. 374, ISBN 978-3-642-39475-1, Springer, Berlin, New York, 7/2013.


The shared use of vehicles, upon which many popular new mobility concepts like Car Sharing rely, pushes traditional interaction concepts to a limit. The amount of driver assistant and comfort features in modern vehicles is of high value for the driving experience. However, most of these features require substantial manual adjustments of settings according to the individual preferences of the driver. In temporarily used vehicles the feature adjustment will most likely become an annoying, time consuming recurring process that increases the risk of driver distraction. Hence, it is time to rethink the design of efficient human-vehicle-interfaces. Standardized, platform independent mobility profiles, accessible via the driver’s personal mobile device, could be used to automatically adjust the vehicle features thus increasing the safety, comfort and usability of shared vehicles.

German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz