Department of Automotive Engineering

Human Factors/HMI Research Topics & Contributors

drive simulator at ClemsonThe human factors/HMI research team strives to gain a greater understanding of human capacities and limitations. The team uses this information to create and improve tools and systems that maximize usability and user experience.

Here is a sampling of our current research.
Development of DriveSafety CDS-250 clinical driving simulator
Current use of driving simulators for rehabilitation purposes 
• Voice interfaces for infotainment and multimedia components
• Human machine interface (HMI)
• Multimodal human-machine interfaces
• Vehicle experience prototyping and development
• Instrumented vehicles to assess drivers in  collaboration with a driving rehabilitation program
• Heuristic evaluations and usability testing
• User testing including NASCAR pit crew performance, Vision Coach interactive light boards, center stack displays, adaptive devices including hand controls, motorcycle controls and seats, medical devices, and more
• Vehicle integration with consumer electronics

This research is made possible thanks to the generosity of the companies and organizations listed below.
DriveSafety, Inc.
Greenville Hospital System
Roger C. Peace Rehabilitation Hospital
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Toyota
BMW
Big O Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram
National Science Foundation
General Motors
Ford
Fullerton Foundation
Fairway Ford
Intel
Harris Corporation
Bosch
Terrafugia