Reducing driver’s cognitive load with the use of artificial intelligence and augmented reality

K.F. Bram-Larbi, V. Charissis, R. Lagoo, S. Wang, S. Khan, S. Altarteer, D.K. Harrison, D. Drikakis

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Abstract

Multiple infotainment sources can significantly overload the driver’s cognitive load and increase the collision probabilities. Current solutions provided have at-tempted to alleviate this issue with the centralization of infotainment devices to single touchscreen devices in the dashboard area. Yet this solution still requires the driver to take the eyes from the road and concentrate on operating the secondary tasks unrelated to the driving process. The paper presents a prototype Augmented Reality Head-Up Display (AR HUD) system that superimposes a selected number of infotainment data on the vehicle’s windshield only when this is safe for the driver. The selection of infotainment data and projection timing is calculated by a prototype Artificial Intelligence (AI) Co-Driver that aims to reduce the driver’s cognitive load. The proposed system was evaluated by 50 users against a typical touchscreen dashboard system. This work presents and discusses the subjective feedback related to the cognitive load that the users perceived during the trials. The paper concludes with a future plan for improving both the AI and AR HUD elements to perform in an urban environment.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHCII 2021 Late Breaking Work Papers Proceedings
PublisherSpringer
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 16 Jun 2021
EventHCI International 2021: 23rd International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction - Online event, Washington DC, United States
Duration: 24 Jul 202129 Jul 2021
http://2021.hci.international/index.html

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer
ISSN (Print)0302-9743

Conference

ConferenceHCI International 2021: 23rd International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction
Abbreviated titleHCII2021
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityWashington DC
Period24/07/2129/07/21
Internet address

Keywords

  • cognitive load
  • augmented reality
  • virtual reality
  • artificial intelligence
  • driver distraction
  • simulation
  • head-up display
  • smart cities
  • user safety
  • user experience
  • human computer interaction
  • user evaluation

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