The evolution of the operator workplace: what will the operator-machine interface (OMI) look like in 2030? And how do we get there?
An ever-growing amount of available information, arising from the ever-growing possibilities that come from technological progress, can result in two potential consequences for a machine operator: drowning in an overflow of information or great support for a smooth, successful and efficient operation. As the mobile machine benefits from more and more new technologies such as AI, and concepts such as automation, the operator-machine interface has to evolve accordingly. How will OMI solutions look tomorrow and how might they look like in 2030 – and after? And, just as important: how can off-highway OEMs integrate new OMI technologies with adequate R&D efforts?