Design issues of head-up displays and driving simulators: a European perspective

Vassilis Charissis

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    Head-Up Display (HUD) interfaces aim to improve the driver’s spatial awareness and response times (RTs). In this paper HUD designs enhancing the quality and increasing the quantity of information provided to the driver utilising the vehicle’s sensors are discussed. HUD interface elements are based on minimalist visual representations of real objects, which shorten the learning curve and offer a compact form of interactive guidance for motorway environments. This work discusses the challenges involved in the HUD design, introduces the visual components of the interface and presents the outcome of system evaluation. The paper finally outlines the occurring issues in designing driving simulators for this type of evaluations.
    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages4
    Publication statusPublished - 2008


    • head up display
    • driving simulation
    • driving simulator
    • virtual reality
    • open source
    • human responses
    • collision avoidance

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Human-Computer Interaction
    • Automotive Engineering
    • Computer Science Applications
    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design


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