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

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Dashboards in modern vehicular interiors, house multiple infotainment systems that allow a continuous flow of nonessential information maintaining 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 system by 20 users in a high-fidelity virtual reality (VR) driving simulator. The preliminary results from a rear collision simulation scenario indicate a reduction in collision occurrences of 45% with the use of HUD. This paper presents the overall system design challenges and user evaluation results.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79-85
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2019


  • 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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Software


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