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Gaze Interaction in Modern Trucks
Linköping University, Department of Computer and Information Science, Human-Centered systems. Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Machine Design.
2014 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

In this master thesis project carried out on Scania’s interaction design department in Södertälje an evaluation of the technology gaze interaction has been done. The aim was to see if the technology was suitable for implementation in a truck environment and what potential it had. The work started by doing a context analysis to get a deeper knowledge of the research done on within the area related to the subject. Following the context analysis a comprehensive need finding process was done. In this process, data from interviews, observations, ride along with truck drivers, benchmarking and more was analysed. The analysis of this was used to identify the user needs. Based on the user needs the concept development phase was conducted. The whole development phase was done in different stages and started off by an idea generation process. The work flow was made in small iterations with the idea to continuously improve the concepts. All concepts were evaluated in a concept scoring chart to see which of the concepts that best fulfilled the concept specifications. The concepts that best could highlight the techniques strengths and weaknesses were chosen and these are Head Up Display Interaction and Gaze Support System.. These concepts focused on the interaction part of the technique rather than a specific function. Test of the two concepts were conducted in a simulator to get data and see how they performed compared to today´s Scania trucks. The result overall was good and the test subjects were impressed with the systems. However there was no significance in most of the cases of driving except for some conditions where the concepts prove to be better than the systems used today. Gaze interaction is a technology that is suitable for a truck driving environment given that a few slight improvements are made. Implementation of the concepts have a good potential of reducing road accidents caused by human errors. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 119 p.
Keyword [en]
Eyetracking, eyetracker, gaze, gaze interaction, simulator, simulator tests, Scania, truck, trucks, LTU, LiU, Luleå University of Technology, Linköping University, user centred design, user focused design
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Interaction Technologies
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-114284ISRN: LIU-IDA/LITH-EX-A--14/027--SEOAI: diva2:788864
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Computer science
Available from: 2015-04-16 Created: 2015-02-16 Last updated: 2015-04-16Bibliographically approved

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