Tobii’s market-leading eye tracking and attention computing solutions deliver critical value to manufacturers, automotive suppliers, and research institutes throughout the vehicle lifecycle — from research, UX/design and production, to buyer and driver experiences.
Tobii Pro Glasses 3 are used for research, marketing, and consumer studies as well as workplace productivity and quality assessment.
Vehicle manufacturers and Tier-1 suppliers rely on research — often conducted with some of the world's most renowned institutes — to address ever-evolving technological and environmental shifts. Buttonless UX, for example, new regulations accelerating the adoption of all-electric vehicles, and the evolution of sensor technologies and driver-assist features — present opportunities, but they also impact driver behavior.
Tobii works with renowned research organizations that support OEMs and Tier-1 suppliers. Our technology helps them assess the impact of new features on driver behavior by delivering key metrics such as cognitive load, stress, and visual distraction across vehicle models and atmospheric conditions.
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To facilitate user-centered design (UCD) and the creation of intuitive interfaces, UX designers work to deliver features with minimal impact on driver distraction.
The vehicle industry has adopted early and frequent consumer testing as an effective way to minimize the risk and cost associated with UX changes. Tobii's technology delivers machine-generated metrics, enabling consumer feedback to be combined with objective insights to assess the impact of UX design modifications accurately.
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Streamlined vehicle manufacturing processes and production lines are essential for maintaining cost control, particularly in standard operating procedures requiring manual inspection or human interaction.
Vehicle manufacturers are using Tobii's technology as a bridge between people and processes. Because it can capture what an expert is looking at, eye tracking ensures that documented ways of working are continually aligned with the best practices that skilled workers develop on the job. By delivering insights, our technology can help trainees understand how to perform tasks and support quality control with visual feedback.
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The consumer journey often begins on the manufacturer's website, before shifting to a visit to a local showroom, or even an auto expo, and on to a test drive. Consumers want to understand their options to find the best purchase plan that suits their needs and budget.
Tobii works with OEMs, delivering buyer-behavior insights and know-how that help to maximize the impact of online and showroom experiences.
For more information, visit the secret to an engaging car showroom.
Research shows that two-thirds of drivers are distracted in the seconds before an accident. Next generation driver monitoring systems (DMSs) play a vital role in reducing this statistic because they alert drivers about certain dangerous behaviors, helping to safeguard all road users including other motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians.
Tobii DMS is built on 20 years of innovation and integration know-how in eye tracking and attention computing technologies. It enhances traffic safety by delivering key signals and data points about the attention state of the driver. Leveraging these signals, the vehicle can monitor driver distraction, drowsiness, and other dangerous behaviors to prevent accidents through timely warnings and alerts, and even take control of the vehicle if needed.
For more information, visit the Tobii DMS product page.
Tobii works closely with vehicle manufacturers and their suppliers to integrate Tobii’s technologies at every stage of vehicle lifecycle. If you’re keen to know more about Tobii’s DMS offerings, check out the Tobii DMS product page.
Over the past decade, the number of fatalities on European roads has dropped by 23%, and while Europe remains the safest region in the world to drive, the annual drop in deaths has begun to slow. To meet the long-term strategic goal of Vision Zero — no deaths and serious injuries on European roads by 2050 — the EU is looking to technology to save lives, mandating the inclusion of advanced safety systems in all new vehicles from 2022.
VR provides an enhanced media platform presenting OEMs with a unique means to woo consumers. The level of immersion VR offers allows potential buyers to experience a product in a deeply personal way, unhindered by outside influence or expectations. German automobile and engine manufacturer BMW turned to visualization specialists ZeroLight to create such an immersive VR experience for its high-performance M5 series using HTC Vive Pro Eye running Tobii eye tracking.
The Spanish car manufacturer SEAT used Tobii Pro Glasses 3 in a pilot test to track drivers gaze patterns and how they switch focus from the driveway to the infotainment system. This is to make sure the interaction with the infotainment system is as intuitive as possible and at the same time improve road safety. SEAT obtained very precise eye tracking data and uses it to develop qualitative infotainment systems, keeping the driver satisfied and safe.