Conceptual testing of visual HMIs for merging of trucks

Felix A. Dreger*, Joost C.F. de Winter, Barys Shyrokau, Riender Happee

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Merging sections are challenging for drivers of heavy goods vehicles. Visual support for merging was evaluated in a simulator. Experiment 1 tested HMIs that provided participants (n = 5) driving on the on-ramp with a top view or various forms of speed advice for accelerating behind or in front of a truck platoon on the freeway. Experiment 2 tested HMIs that provided drivers (n = 18) on the acceleration lane with a top view complemented with speed and gap advice for finding a gap to merge in. Experiment 1 showed that speed advice yielded less unnecessary braking compared to unsupported driving. In Experiment 2, speed advice yielded low satisfaction ratings. Our results highlight the potential of visual support and stress the importance of not visually overloading the driver.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Human Factors of Transportation
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the AHFE 2019 International Conference on Human Factors in Transportation
EditorsNeville Stanton
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
PublisherSpringer Science
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-20503-4
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-20502-7
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventAHFE International Conference on Human Factors in Transportation, 2019 - Washington D.C., United States
Duration: 24 Jul 201928 Jul 2019

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
ISSN (Print)2194-5357
ISSN (Electronic)2194-5365


ConferenceAHFE International Conference on Human Factors in Transportation, 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityWashington D.C.

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  • Driver behavior
  • Heavy goods vehicles
  • Visual displays


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