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A Study on Acceptance of Head-Up Displays in Automotive Appliances and Development of a Concept HUD
2011 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
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This report describes the process of designing and executing an empirical study aboutautomotive Head Up-Displays (HUDs). It also relates the process that follows ofdesigning a concept HUD according to the results of the study.The project was split into three chronological parts: analysis, synthesis and evaluation. Inthe analysis phase, a large scale study was performed on available literature concerningHUDs. Also, a study that aimed to investigate peoples willingness to use HUD wascompleted. This study was designed as a pre-study for a later project. The study wasperformed on seven test subjects who drove their own cars with a HUD mounted in them,in real traffic for four days each.The results of the study indicate that the subjects are likely to find HUD useful inautomotive appliances, and furthermore, the study gave indications of the features thatwere important to them. For example, many preferred analogue speed dials as opposed todigital ones.Using systematic design, a concept HUD was produced using the findings from the study,as well as earlier findings made in other studies. In order to find suitable symbols for thedifferent messages to be conveyed by the HUD, a survey was carried out. The surveyasked the participants which symbol they thought was the best purveyor of each message.The concept formed features both analogue and digital speed dials, as well as a dial toindicate acceleration. It has navigation system features and traffic warnings. It also showsturn indicators and system failure warnings, such as engine and brake malfunction.The conclusions of this project are that a solely digital speedometer may be disliked bymany drivers, and therefore it is suggested that a combination of digital and analoguemight be better. Also, the optimal position of the HUD is not necessarily directly in frontof the steering wheel, with several subjects preferring the HUD positioned slightly to theright of the steering wheel.

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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-56432Local ID: d34568c2-a3db-46d3-a003-537b064700dfOAI: diva2:1029819
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Student thesis, at least 30 credits
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Industrial Design Engineering, master's level
Validerat; 20110407 (anonymous)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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