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Undistracted Driving A Mobile Phone that Doesn t Distract Janne Lindqvist Jason Hong Carnegie Mellon University 5000 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh PA 15213 United States Carnegie Mellon University 5000 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh PA 15213 United States janne lindqvist cs cmu edu jasonh cs cmu edu ABSTRACT 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 Categories and Subject Descriptors H 5m Information Interfaces and Presentation e g HCI Miscellaneous K 4 0 Computers and Society General General Terms Design Human Factors Keywords distracted driving mobile phones human interruptibility context aware communications 1 INTRODUCTION Today a mobile phone user is reachable virtually any time and any place While there are many benefits in being connected all the time it can also lead to interruptions at undesirable times In some cases these interruptions are inconvenient such as when in a meeting but in other cases they can be dangerous such as when driving For example during a typical daylight moment in the US in 2009 9 Permission to make digital or hard copies of all or part of this work for personal or classroom use is granted without fee provided that copies are not made or distributed for profit or commercial advantage and that



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