Enhancing In-Car Navigation Systems with Personal Experience

TitleEnhancing In-Car Navigation Systems with Personal Experience
Publication TypeJournal Articles
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsBederson BB, Clamage A, Plaisant C
JournalTransportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board
Pagination33 - 42
Date Published2008/12/01/

Computers are extremely powerful for data processing but less adept at handling problems that involve subjective reasoning. People, on the other hand, are good at such tasks. A framework is presented for adding subjective human experience to in-car navigation systems. People often rely on personal experience when planning trips, choosing the route that is fastest, prettiest, or recommended by a friend. A set of methods was developed to help people record personal driving history, add textual annotations describing subjective experiences, and share data with friends and family or even the broader community. Users can then learn from personal data or harness the multiplicity of individual experiences to enjoy new routes. This approach can be used in conjunction with traditional in-car navigation systems.