THE EFFECT OF AUDITORY AND VISUAL PRESENTATION OF NAVIGATIONAL MESSAGES ON MESSAGE RETURNS

Navigational messages containing from two to seven units of information were presented to three groups of subjects. One group of subjects received the messages after they had seen an alerting sign and, in response to the sign, tuned the radio to a specified frequency to receive the message (manual group). A second group received the messages automatically and aurally (automatic group). The third group received the information visually. The manual group did constently poorer on message retention than the other two groups. There was no difference in message retention between the aural automatic group and the visual group.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Highway Administration

    Traffic Systems Division, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Gatling, F P
  • Publication Date: 1976-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 24 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00141034
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-RD-76- 94 Final Rpt., FCP 22C2-062
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 6 1976 12:00AM