MULTIMEDIA INFORMATION PRESENTATION IN SMART CARS AND HIGHWAYS
An essential component of Advanced Traveler Information Systems, in-vehicle route displays give drivers route options, alert them to incidents, and show their present location. In this report, researchers explore multimedia interfaces to present route information to travelers using map, text, and auditory-based representations, focusing on developing portable multimedia interfaces. The report concludes that the graphical user interface (GUI) for display of route information is satisfactory for small road maps. The GUI also proved useful for visually checking map quality. The Tcl/Tk toolkit, in which the GUI was developed, is a reasonable tool to design an interface because it is portable to many platforms.
- Sponsored by Minnesota Dept. of Transportation, St. Paul, Office of Research Administration.
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis1530 North Cleveland Avenue
Minneapolis, MN United States 55455-0220
- Shekhar, S
- Fetterer, A
- Kalantar, M
- Publication Date: 1995-6
- Pagination: 40 p.
- TRT Terms: Advanced traveler information systems; Graphics; Information systems; Interfaces; Multimedia; Route guidance
- Old TRIS Terms: Graphic displays; Multimedia information systems
- Subject Areas: Highways; Operations and Traffic Management; I10: Economics and Administration;
- Accession Number: 00723609
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: MN-RC-95-25
- Files: TRIS, ATRI
- Created Date: Jun 30 1996 12:00AM