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The HCDI Light.Touch.Matters EU-funded project is presented by Euronews “Futuris” to a broad international audience.

Denis Loctier, Euronews’ producer and presenter of the award-winning Futuris series on European research in action, recently visited LTM project at the past workshop held in Eindhoven. He interviewed LTM designers on latest concept developments and had a quick glance at the workshop activities.

The program will go on air starting from Monday 26th 18:45 CET twice a day until Sunday 1st of November.

26/10/2015 18:45 || 27/10/2015 01:45 – 13:16 – 18:16 || 28/10/2015 10:16 – 16:45 || 29/10/2015 15:14 || 30/10/2015 10:15 || 31/10/2015 12:12 – 18:44 || 01/11/2015 10:46 – 20:47

Soon after the broadcast, the program will be made available in all the 13 languages on the euronews website and, few days later, on the euronews’ YouTube channels






Acceptance of new technology and systems by drivers is an important area of concern to governments, automotive manufacturers and equipment suppliers, especially technology that has significant potential to enhance safety. To be acceptable, new technology must be useful and satisfying to use. If not, drivers will not want to have it, in which case it will never achieve the intended safety benefit. Even if they have the technology, drivers may not use it if it is deemed unacceptable, or may not use it in the manner intended by the designer. At worst, they may seek to disable it. This book brings, into a single edited volume, the accumulating body of work on driver and operator acceptance of new technology. Bringing together contributions from international experts in their field, the editors have shaped a book that covers the theory behind acceptance, how it can be measured and how it can be improved. Case studies are presented that provide data on driver acceptance for new and emerging vehicle technology. Although driver acceptance is the central focus of this book, acceptance of new technology by operators in other domains, and across cultures, is also investigated. Similarly, perspectives are obtained from domains such as human computer interaction, where user acceptance has long been regarded as a key driver of product success.This book comes at a critical time in the history of the modern motor vehicle, as the number of new technologies entering the modern vehicle cockpit rapidly escalates. The goal of this book is to inspire further research and development of new vehicle technology to optimise user acceptance and, in doing so, to maximise its potential to save human lives.

The wearables world is heading for London

The biggest dedicated event for wearable technology is launching at London’s Olympia on the 18th & 19th March 2014. With under two weeks to go to The Wearable Technology Show, delegates from across the globe are heading for London…

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