Visteon HABIT cockpit concept understands personal preferences

July 8, 2013  by  

Automotive Cockpit Design Concept

automotive cockpit design

Visteon Corporation has developed an automotive cockpit design concept that continually learns as it processes a driver’s selections of climate temperatures, radio stations, phone call tendencies and other unique behaviors depending on the outside temperature and time of day.

Machine-learning algorithms

Visteon’s Human Bayesian Intelligence Technology (HABIT) system employs machine-learning algorithms that are cognizant of the specific driver and the surrounding environment. It factors in the individual’s historical inputs to present a human-machine interaction (HMI) that is customized for the driver.

In or out of the car

The system also learns the driver’s tastes even when he or she is not in the vehicle. For example, HABIT registers activity like music that the driver has listened to using his or her on-line music library or Internet radio.

The system might suggest a different route to or from work when there are unexpected delays on a driver’s regular course, or it could adjust the vehicle’s cabin temperature automatically based on the driver’s preferences and the outside temperature?

Improves each time

“The goal of HABIT is to  become an experience that improves each time the driver uses the ever-aware  system,” says Visteon innovation manager Shadi Mere. “With vehicle manufacturers striving to deliver a more personalized driving experience, the HABIT cockpit concept demonstrates how your car can learn and grow with you over its lifetime.”

During a research clinic, more than 70 percent of survey respondents had a positive initial reaction to the HABIT concept. Respondents liked the anticipatory learning of the system and the natural voice interaction, combined with voice shortcuts, which aligned with their expectations of voice commands similar to the ones on their smartphones and other devices.

Visteon’s cockpit concept incorporates high-end graphics and animation designed to improve interaction with mobile devices. A video of the HABIT cockpit concept is available on for a blog from Shadi Mere about the HABIT system visit

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