Multimodal interaction device for secondary tasks while driving

The thesis focuses on multimodal interaction with car infotainment system, more specifically combining conversational interface with tactile/haptic controls while focusing on older drivers. The main objectives were to find out whether a touchbased controller would ease the interaction with conversational assistant in a car, especially in stressful situations, and design it. The design was based on analysis of behaviour of older drivers while performing secondary tasks while driving such as navigation or making a phone call. Two iterations of both design and qualitative study were conducted to provide insight into needs and behaviour of older drivers and help to form a final prototype of the controller.