An on-road study of head-up display: Preferred location and acceptance levels

Document type: Conference Papers
Peer reviewed: Yes
Author(s): Phillip Tretten, Anita Gärling, Rickard Nilsson, Tobias Larsson
Title: An on-road study of head-up display: Preferred location and acceptance levels
Conference name: Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, HFES
Year: 2011
Pagination: 1914-1918
ISBN: 978-094528939-5
Publisher: Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
City: Las Vegas
URI/DOI: 10.1177/1071181311551398
Organization: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Department: School of Engineering - Dept. of Mechanical Engineering (Sektionen för ingenjörsvetenskap - avd. för maskinteknik)
School of Engineering S- 371 79 Karlskrona
+46 455 38 50 00
Language: English
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to gain a better understanding of driver's perceptions of Head-Up Displays (HUD). Many HUD studies have been conducted but few have allowed drivers to test a HUD in their own vehicle, allowing them to choose the best HUD location for themselves. Forty participants drove their own vehicles using a portable HUD device, testing different HUD locations, and then rated the HUD using the Technology Acceptance Model. The results showed that the HUD was rated as easy to use and the drivers intended to use it in continuation. The drivers wanted the HUD to be located outside of the traffic scene, below their line of sight. These results give support for new HUD locations and for increased HUD implementation.
Subject: Mechanical Engineering\General
Keywords: Head up displays; Line of Sight; On-road studies, Technology acceptance model, Traffic scene