Optimisation of sound localisation for emergency vehicle sirens through prototype audio system

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    Abstract

    This paper examines the issues associated with the localisation of emergency vehicles. A combinatory warning system is then proposed that aims to provide drivers of both civilian and emergency vehicles with a different sequence of auditory cues as well as an in-cabin warning when an emergency vehicle is in the close vicinity. For the early testing of this hybrid alert system, we used the modelling techniques currently available to the UK emergency services in order to estimate the concurrent efficiency of the siren’s auditory warnings.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationDesign, User Experience, and Usability. Theory, Methods, Tools and Practice
    Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 1st International Conference on Design, User Experience, and Usability, DUXU 2011
    EditorsA. Marcus
    PublisherSpringer
    Pages177-186
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Print)978-3-642-21707-4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2011

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
    PublisherSpringer
    Volume6770

    Keywords

    • road safety
    • warning systems
    • spatial audio

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    Moore, D., Boslem, S., & Charissis, V. (2011). Optimisation of sound localisation for emergency vehicle sirens through prototype audio system. In A. Marcus (Ed.), Design, User Experience, and Usability. Theory, Methods, Tools and Practice: Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Design, User Experience, and Usability, DUXU 2011 (pp. 177-186). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 6770). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-21708-1_21