Using technology in a car that supports driving, such as GPS and infotainment systems, is familiar to many people. However, a development in the characteristics of contemporary cars is that they can be used in combination with other interactive technologies that complement and extend car functionality beyond the driving experience. These combinations of interactive technology form what can be described as digital ecologies. However, unlike interaction with in-car technology, there is limited HCI research on people’s interaction in digital ecologies with cars and how these support everyday mobility.
This thesis investigates interaction in digital ecologies with cars. Towards this end, the thesis investigates two research questions. The first research question works on how to characterise how people interact in digital ecologies with cars. The second research question works on understanding activities that can be supported by digital ecologies with cars. The investigation of the research questions presents two main contributions of this thesis.
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