Elderly drivers abilities using complex guidance displays


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After a review of the literature and discussions with designers, a gap has been identified in terms of ergonomics guidelines for complex crossing-roads presentation of in-vehicle guidance systems. More specifically, questions were raised about mental rotation abilities of elderly drivers while using guidance information systems, in relation to the moving level of these messages. According to this principle, three guidance information presentation modalities (static, mixed and dynamic) have been used testing young and old drivers samples. We hypothesise that each modality will be more or less efficient and could lead, in some cases which need to be define, to confusion and orientation errors. Qualitative and quantitative analysis indicated that the more efficient presentation depends upon 3 main parameters: the complexity of the crossing road layout, the design of the route to follow by the vehicle and the driver's mental workload induced by the external events at the entrance and inside the intersection.

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