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Human Machine Interface for Future GM Cars

12 Jul
Thursday, 07/12/2012 7:00am to 8:00am

Omer Tsimhoni
General Motors Advanced Technical Center - Israel
Human-Machine Interface Group

Computer Science Building, Room 151

Faculty Host: Shlomo Zilberstein

Abstract: In this presentation, I will present concepts for automotive technologies of future GM cars, and discuss related Human Machine Interface challenges.

Bio: Omer Tsimhoni is the lab group manager of the Human-Machine Interface group at General Motors' Advanced Technical Center in Herzliya, Israel. Tsimhoni earned a Ph.D. in Industrial and Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan, and a master's degree in the same discipline. He holds a bachelor's degree in Physics and Computer Science from Tel-Aviv University in Israel. He joined GM to conduct research on improving human machine interaction in vehicles. His team's recent work with Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design and other university research projects are helping GM gain a greater understanding of how people interact with vehicles and how emerging technologies are transforming the user experience. Before joining GM, Tsimhoni conducted research on trends in worldwide traffic safety, night vision systems, cognitive modeling for driver distraction, speech applications, and the use of technologies in vehicles.