Undistracted driving: A mobile phone that doesn't distract

Janne Lindqvist*, Jason Hong

*Corresponding author for this work

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Distracted driving is a major problem that leads to unnecessary accidents and human casualties everywhere in the world. The ubiquity of mobile phones is one cause of distracted driving. In United States alone, operating mobile phones while driving has been cited as a factor in crashes that have led to 995 deaths and 24,000 injuries in 2009. To mitigate the problem of distracted driving caused by mobile phones, we propose using context-awareness to implement burden-shifting, time-shifting, and activity-based sharing. Although the first two concepts have been introduced before in the research literature and the latter two are novel, none of these concepts have yet been explored in the context of mobile phones and driving. We present our initial interaction designs for these concepts on the Android platform.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHotMobile 2011
Subtitle of host publicationThe 12th Workshop on Mobile Computing Systems and Applications
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2011
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Workshop on Mobile Computing Systems and Applications - Phoenix, United States
Duration: 1 Mar 20112 Mar 2011
Conference number: 12


WorkshopInternational Workshop on Mobile Computing Systems and Applications
Abbreviated titleHotMobile
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • Context-aware communications
  • Distracted driving
  • Human interruptibility
  • Mobile phones


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