A vehicle (e.g., automobile, motorcycle, a bus, a recreational vehicle (RV), a semi-trailer truck, a tractor or other type of farm equipment, a train, a plane, a helicopter, etc.) may include a so-called “head unit” that provides a user interface (UI) that dynamically adapts to changes in vehicle state (e.g., network connectivity states, sign-in/out states, etc.) by indicating whether individual settings that are tied to the vehicle state are enabled or disabled. In the context of vehicles, such vehicle state may change throughout a single trip, as network connectivity may change along a given trip, operators of the vehicle may change (resulting in changing user accounts having different permissions), etc. Rather than require the operator of the vehicle to navigate (while potentially driving) to separate sign-in UIs, different network setting configuration UIs, etc., the head unit may dynamically present these user interfaces to facilitate an operation that the user has selected but which may be unavailable due to the dynamically changing vehicle state. In this way, the techniques may reduce the number of user inputs (e.g., by automatically navigating to the appropriate UIs for changing the vehicle state) to enable the settings required to perform a task requested by the user, thereby potentially improving the user experience.
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Li, Xin and Joshi, Nina, "CONTEXTUALLY-DYNAMIC SETTINGS WITH GRANULAR CONTROL", Technical Disclosure Commons, (June 18, 2021)