What If Your Car Would Care? Exploring Use Cases For Affective Automotive User Interfaces

Michael Braun, Jingyi Li, Florian Weber, Bastian Pfleging, Andreas Butz, Florian Alt

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In this paper we present use cases for affective user interfaces (UIs) in cars and how they are perceived by potential users in China and Germany. Emotion-aware interaction is enabled by the improvement of ubiquitous sensing methods and provides potential benefits for both traffic safety and personal well-being. To promote the adoption of affective interaction at an international scale, we developed 20 mobile in-car use cases through an inter-cultural design approach and evaluated them with 65 drivers in Germany and China. Our data shows perceived benefits in specific areas of pragmatic quality as well as cultural differences, especially for socially interactive use cases. We also discuss general implications for future affective automotive UI. Our results provide a perspective on cultural peculiarities and a concrete starting point for practitioners and researchers working on emotion-aware interfaces.
Original languageEnglish
ISBN (Electronic)9781450375160
Publication statusPublished - 5 Oct 2020


  • Affective Computing
  • Automotive User Interfaces
  • Emotion Detection
  • Human-Computer Interaction.
  • Interaction Design

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