Researchers and designers of in-vehicle interactions and interfaces currently have to choose between performing evaluation and human factors experiments in laboratory driving simulators or on-road experiments. To enjoy the benefit of customizable course design in controlled experiments with the immediacy and rich sensations of on-road driving, we have developed a new method and tools to enable VR driving simulation in a vehicle as it travels on a road. In this paper, we describe how the cost-effective and flexible implementation of this platform allows for rapid prototyping. A preliminary pilot test (N = 6), centered on an autonomous driving scenario, yields promising results, illustrating proof of concept and indicating that a basic implementation of the system can invoke genuine responses from test participants.
|Title of host publication||CHI '18. Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems|
|Number of pages||11|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 2018|
|Event||Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2018 - Palais des Congrès de Montréal, Montreal, Canada|
Duration: 21 Apr 2018 → 26 Apr 2018
|Conference||Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2018|
|Period||21/04/18 → 26/04/18|