Collision avoidance head-up display: design considerations for emergency services' vehicles

Kweku Bram-Larbi, Vassilis Charissis*, David Harrison, Mohammed Soheeb Khan, Ramesh Lagoo, Dimitris Drikakis

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Emergency Services’ (ES) vehicles primary objective is to attend accident or other incident scenes in a fast, safe and efficient manner. Yet this task is becoming increasingly difficult due to the increasing population and the plethora of emergency cases. These factors affect directly the traffic both within the urban and the rural environment, decreasing dramatically the time to arrive at the point of interest. Numerous Head-Down Display (HDD) systems have populated the dashboard area of the ES vehicles in order to tackle this issue, with limited success. To this end, the development of emerging technologies in both computing and telecommunications have enabled modern vehicular systems to assist drivers in their decision-making process. Head-Up Displays (HUD) present a combinatory approach of the aforementioned technologies, which present crucial information to the driver through Augmented Reality (AR) projection. In order to develop a design and development framework for the utilisation of AR and HUD technology, this paper presents the results of 50 drivers investigation related to their activities during immobile or slow-moving traffic which results in driver’s distraction and inability to respond to the incoming ES vehicles. In turn, the paper discusses these results and offers an overview of the Human-Machine Interface requirements for a prototype HUD aiming to assist the safety, speed and manoeuvrability of the ES vehicles.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2020 IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics (ICCE)
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781728151861
ISBN (Print)9781728151878
Publication statusPublished - 25 Aug 2020
EventIEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics (ICCE): Enabling and HCI Technologies (HCI) - Las Vegas, United States
Duration: 4 Oct 20196 Oct 2019

Publication series

ISSN (Print)2158-3994
ISSN (Electronic)2158-4001


ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics (ICCE)
Abbreviated titleIEEE ICCE 2020
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLas Vegas
Internet address


  • emergency services
  • Virtual Reality
  • Augmented Reality
  • emergency vehicles
  • Head-Up Display
  • collision avoidance
  • driving scenarios
  • driver distraction
  • driver information systems
  • driving simulator

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Information Systems


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