On the impact of user’s computer knowledge on driving simulation test results - HUD simulation case study

Vassilis Charissis*, Martin Naef, Sachi Arafat, George Vlachos

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Abstract

Contemporary studies have focused on the development of rear collision avoidance or warning systems, in order to assist drivers during demanding driving situations and weather conditions. However, vehicle’s controllability through human decision-making is often impaired due to unambiguous interface designs. Our effort focuses on the development of a system that could complement human senses instead of replacing them, and improve users’ response times under adverse weather and traffic conditions. To this end we developed a prototype Head-Up Display (HUD) interface that could
effectively convey the crucial information in a timely manner. The system’s effectiveness was validated using a custom simulation system and evaluated through trials with 40 users. In this paper we will present a succinct overview of the HUD system and we will investigate the correlation of users’ driving performance and their computer knowledge. The potential impact of computer familiarisation and simulation results will be analysed explicitly through the collision occurrence results derived from the comparative study of the HUD against the contemporary instrumentation panel.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 27th European Annual Conference on Human Decision-Making and Manual Control
PublisherTU Delft
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 13 Jun 2008
EventEuropean Annual Conference on Human Decision-Making and Manual Control - Delft, Netherlands
Duration: 11 Jun 200813 Jun 2008

Conference

ConferenceEuropean Annual Conference on Human Decision-Making and Manual Control
Abbreviated titleEAM’08
Country/TerritoryNetherlands
CityDelft
Period11/06/0813/06/08

Keywords

  • head up display
  • virtual reality
  • simulaiton
  • driving simulation
  • driver safety
  • computer knowledge
  • collision avoidance
  • human machine interaction
  • human computer interaction
  • user experience
  • user interface design

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Automotive Engineering

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