Print Email Facebook Twitter Test results evaluation: Pilot evaluations Deliverable no D6.5. Final draft Title Test results evaluation: Pilot evaluations Deliverable no D6.5. Final draft Author Hoedemaeker, D.M. Dangelmaier, M. Gelau, C. Mattes, S. Montanari, R. TNO Technische Menskunde Publication year 2003 Abstract This deliverable describes the User Centred Design approach that has been adopted within the COMUNICAR project. In this design approach several iterative steps were taken to design and evaluate the multimedia Human Machine Interface that is able to manage all the information exchanges between the driver and the vehicle according to the driving conditions and the drivers activity. The User Centred Design approach consisted of three main steps: 1. Virtual prototype design phase and laboratory test 2. Tests in a driving simulator 3. Tests in real cars on the road in Sweden and Italy All three steps have been described extensively in separate deliverables. This deliverable just shortly gives a description of the procedure of the tests and their main results and conclusions. The last chapter gives the overall conclusions regarding the evaluated performance of the Information Manager (that part of the Human Machine Interface that prioritises and postpones messages to the driver in order to avoid driver overload) and regarding the user centred approach. In general, it is concluded that the User Centred Design approach works very well in the design and test cycle of an in-vehicle HMI. It has been verified that what is not very useful is to describe the complete set of procedures since the very beginning as the procedures are refined continuously during the process. With respect to the Information Manager and its effects on traffic safety, it is concluded that driver workload decreases when presenting information to the driver that is managed by this system. Therefore managing the information exchange between the driver and several information and driver support systems has a positive effect on traffic safety. An important side mark here is that this positive effect is only present when the situation for the driver becomes critical (i.e. already a high workload situation). Subject Traffic Simulationtrafficdriving simulator To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:7bd771dc-f48d-46b9-b210-ff311756ea45 TNO identifier 12778 Series COMUNICAR Programme IST KA1. Testing demonstration and pilot evaluation Workpackage WP6 Document type report Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.