Effective control of a car driver's attention for visual and acoustic guidance towards the direction of imminent dangers

Marcus Tönnis, Gudrun Klinker

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Abstract

In cars, Augmented Reality is becoming an interesting means to enhance active safety in the driving task. Guiding a driver's attention to an imminent danger somewhere around the car is a potential application. In a research project with the automotive industry, we are exploring different approaches towards alerting drivers to such dangers. First results were presented last year. We have extended two of these approaches. One uses AR to visualize the source of danger in the driver's frame of reference while the other one presents information in a bird's eye schematic map. Our extensions were the incorporation of a real Head-up Display, improved visual perception and acoustic support. Both schemes were evaluated both with and without 3D encoded sound. This paper reports on a user test in which 24 participants provided objective and subjective measurements. The results indicate that the AR-based three-dimensional presentation scheme with and without sound support systematically outperforms the bird's eye schematic map.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - ISMAR 2006
Subtitle of host publicationFifth IEEE and ACM International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages13-22
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)1424406501, 9781424406500
DOIs
StatePublished - 2006
EventISMAR 2006: 5th IEEE and ACM International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality - Santa Barbara, CA, United States
Duration: 22 Oct 200625 Oct 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings - ISMAR 2006: Fifth IEEE and ACM International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality

Conference

ConferenceISMAR 2006: 5th IEEE and ACM International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySanta Barbara, CA
Period22/10/0625/10/06

Keywords

  • (Display and) view management
  • Acceptance of MR/AR technology
  • Multimodal (input and) output
  • Usability studies and experiments

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