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Comparing different types of the track side view in high speed train driving

Brandenburger, Niels/ N.G. and Stamer, Mareike and Naumann, Anja (2016) Comparing different types of the track side view in high speed train driving. In: HUMAN FACTORS AND ERGONOMICS SOCIETY ANNUAL MEETING PROCEEDINGS. Europe Chapter Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting 2016, 26-28. Okt. 2016, Prag, Tschechische Republik.

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Abstract

The introduction of high speed trains featuring an increasing number of automated components raises imperative questions concerning the future tasks and the general role of the train driver. Previous work showed that train protection systems provoke train drivers to relocate their visual attention from the track side towards the displays within the cabin. The introduction of high speed routes allowing automatic train operation (ATO) has major implications that question the importance of the track side view for the train driver: (1) all relevant driving parameters are displayed within the cabin in high speed railway operations. (2) Supervisory tasks based on in-cab display information shift into the train driver´s focus. This study investigated the influence of three differently sized track side views (real size, monitor size, none) on a) the allocation of visual attention towards displays and the track, measured by Eye-Tracking parameters and b) the situation awareness of the train driver supervising a high speed train featuring ATO measured with the SPAM method. Empirical data are presented for both research questions. The implications are discussed in order to identify how the delivery of relevant information in the context of the changing train driver’s task can be facilitated.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/107298/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Comparing different types of the track side view in high speed train driving
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Brandenburger, Niels/ N.G.niels.brandenburger (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Stamer, MareikeMareike.Stamer (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Naumann, AnjaGerman Aerospace Center, Institute of Transportation SystemsUNSPECIFIED
Date:October 2016
Journal or Publication Title:HUMAN FACTORS AND ERGONOMICS SOCIETY ANNUAL MEETING PROCEEDINGS
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Status:Published
Keywords:Rail, Train Driver, Automation, Track Side View, High Speed, Human-Machine Interaction
Event Title:Europe Chapter Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting 2016
Event Location:Prag, Tschechische Republik
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:26-28. Okt. 2016
Organizer:HFEs Europe Chapter
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Transport
HGF - Program Themes:Terrestrial Vehicles (old)
DLR - Research area:Transport
DLR - Program:V BF - Bodengebundene Fahrzeuge
DLR - Research theme (Project):V - Next Generation Train III (old)
Location: Braunschweig
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Transportation Systems
Deposited By: Brandenburger, Niels
Deposited On:24 Nov 2016 10:14
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 20:04

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