Users often interact with car head unit displays while driving. Typical usability tests are designed assuming that the user is not driving while performing a usability test. Are there any good methods to test UX design/clickable prototype without having the user drive while testing to keep participants safe?
Some thoughts I have is to have prototype working on an ipad located farther from the participants as if it is in the car. Participants could perhaps do simultaneous activities on the computer and perform a task on the ipad at the same time. If I could find a driving simulator that would ideal but would require additional resources. I am looking for some simple ideas that could be done in a regular office setting.