SIMULATION STUDY OF THE EFFECT OF FOUR ROUTE GUIDANCE SYSTEMS ON DRIVER DISTRACTION

A series of realistic experiments have been conducted using a driving simulator developed by Hughes Aircraft Corporation, in order to examine the implications of different types of route guidance systems on driving performance. Drivers were asked to follow a predetermined route to the destination. Four types of route guidance systems were tested: (1) Paper Map, (2) Heads Down Electronic Map, (3) Heads Up Display (HUD) in combination with Heads Down Electronic Map, and (4) Voice Guidance in combination with Heads Down Electronic Map. Among the findings are: (1) Subjective workload, user perceptions and number of errors all indicated that the voice guidance/electronic map combination performed the best, and the paper map was the worst. (2) The reaction time modeling yielded slightly different device performance depending on the event being reacted to. In general, the paper map was associated with largest reaction times.

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  • English

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: v.p.
  • Monograph Title: MOVING TOWARD DEPLOYMENT. PROCEEDINGS OF THE 1994 ANNUAL MEETING OF IVHS AMERICA

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  • Accession Number: 00670109
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 1 1994 12:00AM