Ergonomic evaluation of guidance and traffic information in the CARMINAT program


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The implementation of information systems in the vehicle is investigated through various research programs all over the world. CARMINAT is one of these programs, involving several partners such as renault and car equipment manufacturers, National Research Institute in Transport, services operators and French authorities. In the framework of this program, ergonomic evaluations have been set up simultaneously by the renault and the INRETS/LESCO human factors teams. The objective was to evaluate the quality of the interfaces and of the various available functions, and the consequences of the systems use on the driving activity. Common methodologies and experimental tools have been defined since the early stages of the evaluation through an active collaboration between the two teams. In order to gather data on the usability of these systems on a wide sample of drivers, real road experiments have been run for more than one year in different french cities, testing the various versions of the systems offering road and traffic information and/or navigational and guidance information. Results cover objective data such as driver's visual strategies as well as subjective data such as workload scale rating and usability questionnaires. A specific concern has been devoted to the use of the system by elderly drivers, taking into account the modification of the functional abilities in relation to age. Some ergonomic recommendations emerge from this approach, in terms of information presentation as well as message content for the various considered applications.

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