Using the Lane Change Test to Investigate In-Vehicle Display Placements

Driving performance was measured using the lane change test (LCT). Participants followed lane change instructions presented in three locations: road signs, a head-up display (HUD), and a head-down display (HDD). To measure the participants’ ability to detect ecologically-valid stimuli while viewing the displays, a peripheral detection task (PDT) with inward-moving stimuli from either side of the road was applied on half of tracks. Interacting with the HDD resulted in the poorest driving performance, and similar driving performance was found with the road signs and the HUD. Further analyses revealed that the participants’ age had an effect on their performance with the display locations. The younger age group (20–24 years) drove the best with the HUD; while the older age group (26–31 years) drove the best with the road signs. PDT performance differences were not significant. Results indicate that HUDs may be a good option for displaying navigational information to drivers.


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  • Media Type: Web
  • Edition: 1
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 596-607
  • Monograph Title: Advances in Human Factors of Transportation: Proceedings of the AHFE 2019 International Conference on Human Factors in Transportation, July 24-28, 2019, Washington D.C., USA
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  • Accession Number: 01880627
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9783030205027
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 21 2023 9:51AM