DEVELOPMENT OF HUMAN FACTORS GUIDELINES FOR ADVANCED TRAVELER INFORMATION SYSTEMS (ATIS) AND COMMERCIAL VEHICLE OPERATIONS (CVO): INVESTIGATION OF USER STEREOTYPES AND PREFERENCES

The presentation of in-vehicle information to the driver is an important issue for highway safety. A review of the guideline literature revealed that although attempts have been made to develop guidelines for in-vehicle information systems, few guidelines are available for practical application. The objective of this study was to generate design guidelines for Advanced Traveler Information System (ATIS) displays. To meet this objective, the following tasks were undertaken. First, information from the literature was used to develop a list of information items that are or could be made available to a driver. Second, this list was compiled into a set of logical information item groupings. Third, an analysis was conducted for each information item to assess the level of attention, comprehension, and required action for each item. This information was then filtered through the set of existing standards so that duplicate work would not be conducted. Fourth, in order to identify a subset of information items that are most suitable for standard development, trade studies were performed. Of the remaining information items, the driving population stereotypes and preferences for ATIS displays were assessed via a survey or a user clinic. The design recommendations made on the basis of the results of this study reflect both general recommendations and, where appropriate, specific recommendations.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 235 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00798969
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-RD-96-149,, 3B4C, Final Report
  • Contract Numbers: DTFH61-92-C-00102
  • Files: NTL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 20 2000 12:00AM