DEVELOPMENT OF A TRAFFIC INFORMATION SYSTEM DRIVER INTERFACE

Several reasonable options for a traffic information system driver interface were prototyped using SuperCard (on a Macintosh computer). Five basic designs have been developed. For the designs where simple text displays show incidents and congestion, there are three ways to select the highway of interest: a bidirectional scrolling menu, a graphic of the highways, and a phone-style keypad. An experiment was conducted at a motor vehicle licensing office to examine the understandability of and preferences for aspects of the five designs. Drivers preferred a color coding scheme which used green to indicate freely moving traffic (at or above the speed limit), yellow to indicate slow traffic, and red for stop and go traffic. Results were used to modify the interfaces for future testing in a driving simulator.

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  • English

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  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: v.p.

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  • Accession Number: 00629339
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 2 1993 12:00AM