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Ambient Light An integrative, LED based interaction concept for different levels of automation

Dziennus, Marc and Kelsch, Johann and Schieben, Anna (2016) Ambient Light An integrative, LED based interaction concept for different levels of automation. VDI. 32. VDI/VW Gemeinschaftstagung Fahrerassistenzsysteme und, 8.-9. Nov. 2016, Wolfsburg.

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In the present paper an innovative approach for the driver-automation interaction based on visual signals is presented. A 360° LED stripe which is installed in the interior of the car communicates to the driver via his peripheral vision (Ambient light). A consistent, color-coded interaction design in the peripheral field of vision is used to guide the driver’s attention and to support him in different level of automation by providing automation-related information. The HMI concept uses situation specific sub-symbolic signals to achieve a simple and intuitive driver-automation interaction. The paper presents the results of a simulator study with 40 participants (between-subject design) who tested two different design versions for the ambient light. The main focus of the study was to evaluate if the ambient light could be used to support drivers in transitioning from SAE level 3 (driver does not need to monitor the automation function) to SAE level 2 (driver needs to monitor the automation function). Two different interaction designs (Basic SAE2 indication vs. Basic SAE2 indication + detected object) of the ambient light were developed and compared regarding their potential to support drivers in a system failure scenario. Results from gaze behaviour show that the ambient light is very effective in supporting the drivers to shift their attention from complete distraction while driving (SAE3) towards the monitoring task (SAE2). Further, the indication of detected vehicles by the automation helped participants to anticipate automation failures and led to an earlier takeover of control if needed.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/110925/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Title:Ambient Light An integrative, LED based interaction concept for different levels of automation
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Dziennus, Marcmarc.dziennus (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Kelsch, Johannjohann.kelsch (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Schieben, Annaanna.schieben (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:8 November 2016
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Series Name:VDI Berichte
Keywords:Automated driving, Ambient light Display, Automation uncertainty, HMI
Event Title:32. VDI/VW Gemeinschaftstagung Fahrerassistenzsysteme und
Event Location:Wolfsburg
Event Type:national Conference
Event Dates:8.-9. Nov. 2016
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 - Fahrzeugintelligenz (old)
Location: Braunschweig
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Transportation Systems
Deposited By: Dziennus, Marc
Deposited On:01 Feb 2017 08:13
Last Modified:20 Jun 2021 15:48

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