Mitsubishi Electric has the “Ultra-simple HMI” which predicts what the driver wants to do an then shows options on screen in front of the driver’s eyes that can be activated by voice or easy-to-reach buttons, called the HMI.
The screen is 17.w inches making it easier to see and requires less eye movement.“Mitsubishi Electric’s highly intelligent human-machine interface (HMI) technology bases its predictions on history and current conditions to cut down the time needed to operate the navigation system, phone, air conditioner and audio-visual equipment.
History includes 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.
For example, a driver goes to a local golf course in the navigation system the HMI suggests dialing the golf partner. Another example is when the car is a traffic jam, the HMI may suggest getting a traffic report or call someone to inform him/her of a delay.
If any choice is not what the driver wants, separate feature buttons provide direct access to each of the four devices. Operations can be completed with no more than two button pushes within 15 seconds, compared to 15 operations and 50 seconds with other systems.
Voice operation is possible with a “Touch & Voice HMI.”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.
Mitsubishi Electric’s newly developed HUD appears further from the driver than most displays, which helps to minimize eye movements and refocusing as the driver looks alternately at the road and the display.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.