ny times article on San Jose Police vehicle ui

11 Nov 2004 - 11:00am
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Greg Petroff
2004

If ever an article came along to describe why Ixd is important this is it:

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/11/11/technology/circuits/11cops.html

Scary part one of the officers hit a parked car trying to use the new
information system in their car while driving.

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11 Nov 2004 - 11:02am
Greg Petroff
2004

If ever an article came along to describe why Ixd is important this is it:

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/11/11/technology/circuits/11cops.html

Scary part one of the officers hit a parked car trying to use the new
information system in their car while driving.

Gregory Petroff
desk 212 383 4092
mobile 646 387 2841

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11 Nov 2004 - 1:49pm
JS Bracher
2004

As a friend pointed out, we should compare this to how often police hit
parked cars previously. They are doing much more than just making cell
phone calls while driving.

One question I'd like to see addressed, but wasn't, is interface
modality as a function of over-all tasks. The previous system seems to
have been a button/text system, while the new one is a windows GUI.
Buttons you can do without looking, but visual systems require visual
attention. And so does driving.

With the development of other car technologies that are using voice and
touch interfaces, this GUI really seems to be a poor idea. Button input
and auditory response seems a much better idea.

Greg Petroff wrote:
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> If ever an article came along to describe why Ixd is important this is it:
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> http://www.nytimes.com/2004/11/11/technology/circuits/11cops.html
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> Scary part one of the officers hit a parked car trying to use the new
> information system in their car while driving.
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> Gregory Petroff
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