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Mitsubishi Planning Predictive User Interface For Cars

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A view of Mitsubishi's prototype heads-up display.

The new Ultra-simple human machine interface technology from Mitsubishi Electric can help drivers find alternate routes, change radio stations, make phone calls, and even adjust the climate controls.

Credit: Mitsubishi Electric

Mitsubishi Electric recently demonstrated prototype technology that predicts in-car operations. Drivers will be able to use the Ultra-Simple human-machine interface technology to find alternative driving routes, change radio stations, make phone calls, and adjust climate controls.

The suggestions of the predictive technology will be based on operational history such as past destinations, previous use of the radio, phone, and air conditioner, as well as time of day, location, speed, fuel level, and current traffic and driving conditions. The technology will display the three most likely operations, but users will be able to override them. Drivers will be able to operate the system in one or two steps using a set of three buttons on the steering wheel, while viewing three predicted operations on a 44-cm heads-up display on the windshield above the dashboard. The system includes voice-recognition technology for making voice commands.

Mitsubishi plans to ship the technology to automakers by spring 2018.

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