Commission recommendation of 22 December 2006 on safe and efficient in-vehicle information and communication systems: Update of the European Statement of Principles on human machine interface
- Published: Commission of the European Communities, 2006
- Authors: Commission of the European Communities
- Date Added: 08 Feb 2013
- Last Update: 20 Mar 2013
To set out design, installation and usage principles for in-vehicle information and communication systems, which will promote safe control of the vehicle.
Principles which promote good Human Machine Interface (HMI) design, drawing on established thinking and research.
- The document makes a number of recommendations for safe use aimed at employers and vehicle hire companies:
Employers and vehicle hire firms should ensure that in-vehicle information systems are maintained up to date in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
Employer’s procedures and schemes should not cause or encourage system misuse – clearly distinguish systems / functions intended to be used while driving and those not.
Employers should give training on systems to be used whilst driving.
Employers and vehicle hire firms should ensure that manufacturer’s usage instructions are available in every equipped vehicle.
Point of sale information should not encourage unsafe use and should inform purchasers of associated safety issues.
- The document makes a number of recommendations for drivers:
Ensure that systems are installed and maintained in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. Retain instructions in the vehicle and pass to the next user.
Drivers are responsible for any modifications to the system, which should not contradict the information provided by the manufacturer.
Only use equipment as recommended by the manufacturer – which may require a period of familiarisation or training.
Only use systems while driving if it is safe to do so.Nomadic systems should not be used hand-held or unsecured within the vehicle while driving.
Distraction, installation, design, HMI
A broad set of principles aiming at safe design, installation and use of systems including telematics.