Skip to main content

Introducing User-in-the-Loop Quantitative Testing into Automotive HMI Development Process

  • 1981 Accesses

Part of the Lecture Notes in Mobility book series (LNMOB)


Today, a successful automotive cockpit and HMI design is not only a beautiful and distinctive design, but also a design which reduces driver distraction and cognitive workload. Comfort and safety are at stake. Therefore, for OEMs, there is more and more value in performing quantitative measurements (reaction time, eye sight orientation, pupil diameter, etc.) of user-to-machine interactions. When done at an early development phase, these measurements are helpful in validating or rejecting HMI design concepts. ESG has started an internal project to help OEMs doing so. The project is to develop an HMI prototyping framework which includes all the facilities for bringing a potential user in front of a candidate HMI concept, and measuring how they interact with each other. The framework is able to host a wide variety of HMI prototypes, including multiple screens, innovative input methods and various actuators. After a test campaign is achieved, with several users, the framework enables statistical processing of measurement results, for later analysis (by ergonomists, for instance). ESG has finished the first phase of this project. They are ready to show a proof-of-concept demonstrator of this framework.


  • HMI
  • Prototyping
  • Driver distraction
  • Cognitive workload

This is a preview of subscription content, access via your institution.

Buying options

USD   29.95
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-19818-7_23
  • Chapter length: 15 pages
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
USD   129.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-319-19818-7
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book
USD   199.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Fig. 1
Fig. 2
Fig. 3
Fig. 4
Fig. 5
Fig. 6
Fig. 7
Fig. 8
Fig. 9
Fig. 10
Fig. 11
Fig. 12



Advanced Driver Assistance System


Commercial Off-The-Shelf


Graphical User Interface


Human-Machine Interface, or Human-Machine Interaction


In-Vehicle Infotainment


Original Equipment Manufacturer




Firstly, the author would like to thank Mr Thierry Seynaeve, Chief Technical Officer at ESG Automotive France, and Jonathan Wiesberg, Vice-President of Engineering at ESG Automotive Inc., for sharing their vision of future automotive HMI design processes and their passion for searching for innovative solutions to face those challenges.

He is also grateful to ESG Technology and Innovation Management Board, especially Mr Hans-Jürgen Thönnisen-Fries, for making it possible to undertake this innovative project.

Last but not least, the author warmly thanks all development engineers who contributed to the project, especially Mr Jean-Baptiste Flamant and Miss Ilotsaina Razanamasy in France and Mr Devon Bleibtrey in the USA, for their involvement, their talent and energy to make it happen.

Author information

Authors and Affiliations


Corresponding author

Correspondence to Thierry Bouquier .

Editor information

Editors and Affiliations

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

Copyright information

© 2016 Springer International Publishing Switzerland

About this paper

Cite this paper

Bouquier, T. (2016). Introducing User-in-the-Loop Quantitative Testing into Automotive HMI Development Process. In: Langheim, J. (eds) Energy Consumption and Autonomous Driving. Lecture Notes in Mobility. Springer, Cham.

Download citation

  • DOI:

  • Published:

  • Publisher Name: Springer, Cham

  • Print ISBN: 978-3-319-19817-0

  • Online ISBN: 978-3-319-19818-7

  • eBook Packages: EnergyEnergy (R0)