Human-machine collaboration through vehicle head up display interface

Vassilis Charissis, Stylianos Papanastasiou

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    This paper introduces a novel design for an automotive full-windshield
    Head-Up Display (HUD) interface which aims to improve the driver’s
    spatial awareness and response times under low visibility conditions. We
    have further designed and implemented a working prototype of a Human
    Machine Interface (HMI) to fulfil these requirements. Particular emphasis
    was placed on the prioritisation and effective presentation of information
    available through vehicular sensors, which would assist, without
    distracting, the driver in successfully navigating the vehicle under low
    visibility conditions. The proposed interface is based on minimalistic visual
    representations of real objects to offer a new form of interactive guidance
    for motorway environments. Overall, this paper discusses the design
    challenges of such a human-machine system, elaborates on the interface
    design philosophy and presents the outcome of our user trials that
    contrasted the use of our proposed HUD against a typical Head-Down
    Display (HDD).
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of EAM’06 European Annual Conference on Human Decision-Making and Manual Control
    Number of pages6
    Publication statusPublished - 2006


    • human machine interaction
    • head up display
    • human performance
    • collision avoidance
    • driving scenarios
    • driving simulation
    • decision making
    • user experience
    • instrumentation


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