Useful field of view of aging drivers as a product design tool for in-vehicle visual aids

Manuel Meza, Patrick Patterson, Hidetoshi Nakayasu

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Abstract

Technology has provided drivers with in-vehicle information systems (INVIS) that can make driving more pleasurable but at the same time more complex in sharing visual attention. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the use of the useful field of view (UFOV) as a tool for developing driver visual attention and visual processing aids by automobile and INVIS designers. We expressed UFOV as a function of saccadic amplitude between fixation points and durations and evaluated it across different driving scenarios and age groups. Our results suggest that UFOV radius depends on driving scenario, time of event, and age, with two-factor and three-factor interactions among these variables. Based on these results suggestions are made that will aid designers in developing better in-vehicle information systems - scenario information that may otherwise be missed by older drivers.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication53rd Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting 2009, HFES 2009
PublisherHuman Factors an Ergonomics Society Inc.
Pages1492-1496
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781615676231
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009
Event53rd Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting 2009, HFES 2009 - San Antonio, TX, United States
Duration: Oct 19 2009Oct 23 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
Volume3
ISSN (Print)1071-1813

Conference

Conference53rd Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting 2009, HFES 2009
CountryUnited States
CitySan Antonio, TX
Period10/19/0910/23/09

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