Andreas Riener, Alois Ferscha,
"Simulation Driven Experiment Control in Driver Assistance Assessment"
, in IEEE Computer Society Press: Proceedings of the 12-th IEEE International Symposium on Distributed Simulation and Real Time Applications, October 27 - 29, 2008 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Nummer P3425, Seite(n) 217-226, 10-2008, ISBN: 978-0-7695-3425-1, ISSN: 1550-6425
Simulation Driven Experiment Control in Driver Assistance Assessment
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Proceedings of the 12-th IEEE International Symposium on Distributed Simulation and Real Time Applications, October 27 - 29, 2008 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Embedded systems technologies and advances in micro electronics have accelerated the evolution of driver assistance systems towards more driving safety, comfort, entertainment and wayfinding. With the technological and quality progress, however, also goes the growing of interaction complexity, information overload, and intricate interface designs. Assessing interaction designs for in-car assistance services is an emerging and vibrant field of research.
To avoid situations of possibly fatal danger when assessing driver assistance services in real driving situations, we propose trace-driven simulation in mixed reality settings to steer the experiments with users in driving situations. Based on our own developments of driver assistance systems involving the sense of touch, i.e. exploiting haptics as a communication channel in vehicle-to-driver interactions, we demonstrate how pre-recorded traces of driving situations can control user studies. Our experiments show, that simulated driving journeys is a viable alternative to the more hazardous ”on-the-road” user studies. With respect to
haptics as an additional channel of communication - as opposed to seeing and hearing - we find that vibro-tactile stimuli are a very promising means to raise driver attention when the visual and auditive channels fail due to overload.