'Mobius' Minimizes Distractions While a Car is on Self-Driving Mode

By: Cadhla Gray - Aug 12, 2015
References: valeo & technologyreview
Valeo's new dashboard interface 'Mobius' aims to entertain motorists that are using their car's self-driving mode, while mitigating dangers that come with driver distraction.

The age of technology poses leaps of advancement as well as dangerous pitfalls when it comes to driving. Drivers often want to interact with their smartphones but this leads to 25 percent of car accidents. Mobius allows the driver to engage with mobile devices, while keeping them aware of the car's activities such as speed and the direction of its next turn. When using self-driving mode, this information is displayed on the dashboard's screen, along with their text messages or weather app for example.

Having the smartphone applications at eye level allows the driver to keep their peripheral vision on the road. Studies have shown that the reaction time during emergencies was driven from 10 seconds down to two when using Mobius compared to the distractions that arise without it.