Mitigating driver’s distraction: automotive head-up display and gesture recognition system

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  • Lagoo, R. & Charissis, V. (2019) Mitigating driver’s distraction: automotive head-up display and gesture recognition system

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79-85
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2019


Dashboards in modern vehicular interiors, accommodate multiple infotainment systems that allow continuous flow of non-essential information in order to maintain driver connectivity. This results in distraction of the driver’s attention from the primary task of driving, leading to a higher probability of collisions. This paper presents a novel Head-Up Display (HUD) system which utilizes gesture recognition for direct manipulation of the visual interface. The HUD is evaluated in contrast to a typical Head-Down Display (HDD) system by 20 users in a high-fidelity Virtual Reality driving simulator. The preliminary results from a rear collision simulation scenario indicate a reduction in collision occurrences of 45% with the use of HUD. The paper overall presents the system design challenges and user evaluation results.


  • head up display, human computer interaction, human machine interaction, virtual reality, augmented reality, gesture recognition, collision avoidance, collision reduction, automotive engineering, driving simulation, driving patterns, consumer electronics