Exploring Large Stereoscopic 3D Dashboards for Future Automotive User Interfaces
The ongoing digitalization of our world also offers an increasing amount of information to the human. To present this data to a driver, visualization strategies are necessary going beyond traditional displays. In this paper we investigate the effect of stereoscopic 3D (S3D) visualization and the influence of the S3D contents’ locations on the dashboard. In a driving simulator study, 61 participants were required to perform a car following task. Using a large-scale S3D dashboard, the experimental group was exposed to a stereoscopic 3D visualization, whereas the control group experienced traditional 2D. While driving, they had to perform two simplified tasks: first a change detection task and after that a list selection task. Analysis indicates that the presentation of S3D content has no statistically significant influence on secondary task performance and driving performance. This applies for the entire dashboard as well as for its individual subareas. There was no effect with respect to simulator sickness.
KeywordsInformation interfaces and presentation Multimedia and systems Automotive user interfaces Artificial, Augmented, and Virtual realities Screen design Driving simulation
This work has partially been funded by the Free State of Thuringia, Germany, through the VISTA4F project (FKZ: TUI-I-01-14).
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