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Future information and assistance systems for train drivers and evaluation of their usability

Naumann, Anja and Grippenkoven, Jan and Lemmer, Karsten (2016) Future information and assistance systems for train drivers and evaluation of their usability. In: World Congress on Rail Research. World Congress on Rail Research 2016, 29.05.-03.06.2016, Mailand, Italien.

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Abstract

Even though train protection systems are used to avoid critical situations, the train driver remains responsible for the continuous monitoring of signal aspects and derivation of suitable actions. This requirement persists, although the position of signals shifts more and more from external signals to in-cab displays, especially with advanced levels of train protection and automatic train control. Errors in the detection and interpretation of signal- or display information and driver distraction may lead to severe accidents. Aim of our research at the Institute of Transportation Systems (ITS) is to develop innovative concepts of the train driver’s workplace in order to secure a safe and efficient railway system that keeps the driver ‘in the loop’. Therefore, we follow a user centred approach. The train driver participates directly in the development and evaluation process of new systems supporting the work in the driver’s cabin. Using our driver’s cabin simulator recently built at the ITS as a flexible vehicle platform in a simulation environment, we are able to investigate the driving behaviour and the train driver’s information processing during his or her task. From the results, we derive concepts in order to optimize the presentation of necessary information and give recommendations how to assist the train driver. In the present paper, first concepts for supporting the train driver in keeping attention and also our simulation environment and the methodology used are described.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/102738/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Future information and assistance systems for train drivers and evaluation of their usability
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Naumann, AnjaGerman Aerospace Center, Institute of Transportation SystemsUNSPECIFIED
Grippenkoven, JanGerman Aerospace Center, Institute of Transportation SystemsUNSPECIFIED
Lemmer, KarstenGerman Aerospace Center, Institute of Transportation SystemsUNSPECIFIED
Date:June 2016
Journal or Publication Title:World Congress on Rail Research
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:Rail Human Factors, Usability, User Interface, Train driver, Simulation Environment, Assistance Systems, Advisory Systems, Train Protection
Event Title:World Congress on Rail Research 2016
Event Location:Mailand, Italien
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:29.05.-03.06.2016
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Transport
HGF - Program Themes:Traffic Management (old)
DLR - Research area:Transport
DLR - Program:V VM - Verkehrsmanagement
DLR - Research theme (Project):V - Next Generation Railway System II (old)
Location: Braunschweig
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Transportation Systems > Railway System
Deposited By: Naumann, Anja
Deposited On:27 Jul 2016 14:43
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 19:59

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